Statistical Story

Five statistics I found interesting on the Statistics Canada website
  1. Women account for a larger share of graduates with a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics compared with their counterparts of previous generations. Doubling from 15% to 35% in 2015 and for men only increasing from 19% to 30% over the same period
  2. 46% of enterprises had a website, virtually unchanged from 2012. Controversially, 91% of larger enterprises had a website.
  3. Increase in lower ratings of life satisfaction ratings for individuals residing in larger cities (excl. Montreal)
    Chart 3
  4. The Calgary Mortgage and Housing Corporation recorded a vacancy rate increase of 1.4 in 2014 to 5.3 in 2015 (apartment structures of six units and over).
  5. Fentanyl overdose deaths in Alberta have risen 4183% from 2011 to 2015.
Three statistics I am interested in pursuing for my project
 

STATISTIC

 

In 2013, 46% of enterprises had a website, virtually unchanged from 2012. Controversially, 91% of larger enterprises had a website.
 

QUESTION

 

How does this statistic compare the number of people using web/internet to compare?
 

ANSWER

 

In 2012, 83% of Canadian households had access to the Internet at home, compared with 79% in 2010.
HOW COULD THIS BE A BAD, GOOD OR UNUSUAL? This could mean that many more people of varrying levels of expertise are using the internet, which makes the low percentage of enterprises having a website to be unusual.
TENSION Only 46% of enterprises have a website.. TENSION WORD

(but, except, despite, even though, amidst)

..the upwardly trending number of individuals using the internet.
 

despite

 

 

STATISTIC

 

Women account for a larger share of graduates in total and an increasing number of degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics compared with their counterparts of previous generations. Total doubling from 15% to 35% in 2015 and for men only increasing from 19% to 30% over the same period.
 

QUESTION

 

Does this balance the ratio of men and women in STEM programs?
 

ANSWER

 

 Women (25-34) account for 59% of science and technology, and 30% of mathematics and computer science degrees holders (in this age group).
HOW COULD THIS BE A BAD, GOOD OR UNUSUAL? The majority of graduates aged 25-34 in science and technology are women. The large number of young women in these programs could be an indication that this typically male majority will start to even out with a new wave of science-literate women coming through.
TENSION Women represent the majority of university degree holders in most fields of study

Earning of graduates from fields of study with high female-concentration are generally lower

TENSION WORD

(but, except, despite, even though, amidst)

they are still the minority among STEM degree holders

male-concentrated fields of study

 

except

compared to

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14640-eng.pdf

 

STATISTIC

 

 Fentanyl overdose deaths in Alberta have risen 4183% from 2011 to 2015.
 

QUESTION

 

why is this number rising so quickly?
 

ANSWER

 

– popularity / easy access (street)
– fentanyl prescriptions and chance of death while using fentanyl – resources missing for addiction treatment
– high strength = bad withdrawals, easy to accidentally overdose
HOW COULD THIS BE A BAD, GOOD OR UNUSUAL? The rate that the fentanyl-related death rate is rising it is heading towards a province wide epidemic.
TENSION Fentanyl overdose deaths in Alberta have risen 4183% from 2011 to 2015 TENSION WORD

(but, except, despite, even though, amidst)

province wide concern
 

despite

 

http://www.health.alberta.ca/health-info/AMH-Naloxone-Take-home.html

My Final Decision

Fentanyl overdose deaths in Aberta have risen 4183% from 2011 to 2015, despite, province wide concern.

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