Part 2: using data to build a picture

In Part 2, students investigate how data is used to create an understanding of the 'liveability' of a location. They are introduced to how basic numerical information is collected, collated and analysed.

Through these activities, students learn how statistics can be used to help build a more accurate picture of what is being studied.

Students also use a range of measures to create comparisons between different locations, reflecting on what these measures tell us about the liveability of a place.


  1. Activity 2.1: population size, demographics
  2. Activity 2.2: population density
  3. Activity 2.3: ratios of facilities per population
  4. Activity 2.4: crime statistics
  5. Activity 2.5: different types of places people live
  6. Activity 2.6: compare three locations