Statistical chance for love
FOR some, dating is a numbers game.
We’ve all got a mate who plays this game, enthusiastically declaring their love for anything that moves until someone (anyone!) reciprocates.
Helpfully, the desperados at the Australian Bureau of Statistics put together a data set each year to help us all tip the odds in our favour, and maybe, just maybe pick up.
There must be something to it, since the Commonwealth’s official number crunchers have been naming the most male and most female suburbs in the country for more than a decade now.
Perhaps nobody needs to tip the odds in their favour more than statisticians from Canberra. Darwin — the boffins confirm — is a sausage fest, especially the Howard Springs statistical area, where blokes outnumber ladies more nearly three-to-one.
That figure includes lonely FIFO workers fondling themselves to sleep in their single bed dongas, as well as the wife bashers and drug addicts in the clink at Holtze Prison, so you might be better off making your luck elsewhere.
If you’re after a lady in your life, Northern Suburbs of Tiwi and Leanyer are just about the only place in Darwin where women outnumber men.
Who would have thought the Hibiscus Shoppingtown Woolworths would be such a good place to push a trolley around for an hour or five in the hope of bumping into a new ladyfriend?
ABS head statistician David Kalisch with the 2016 Census — also known as a single person’s guide to find love