# Compare & Contrast A - msliangsasianstudiesclass

```Year 10 Asian Studies
Comparing and Contrasting Statistics
Use pages188 – 195 in the atlas to find the statistics in the following categories for Australia, Japan, Philippines
and 2 ASIAN countries of your choice.
Country
Area
(km2)
Population
Life
Expectancy
(years)
Persons per
doctor
Secondary
students per
teacher
Literacy rate
(%)
Electricity
Consumption
(‘000 000s of
kWh)
CO2
emissions
1993 ( ‘000s
metric tonnes)
7 692 024 km2
22.68 million
Males 79.7
Females 84.2
6.422 per
1,000 people
Males 99%
Females 99%
213.5 billion
kWh
392.3 million
Mt
374,834 km2
127.6 million
Males 79
Females 87
4.795 per
1,000 people
Males 99%
Females 99%
859.7 billion
kWh
1.181 billion
Mt
9,596,961 km2
1,349,585,838
Males 72.96
Females
77.27
4.1 per 1,000
people
Males 97.5%
Females
92.7%
4.693 trillion
kWh
8.715 billion
Mt
17,098,242
km2
142,500,482
Males
64.04 years
Females
76.02 years
3.85
physicians/
1,000
population
2.14
physicians/1,0
00 population
1.46
physicians/
1,000
population
4.31
physicians/
1,000
population
(Could not
find, sorry)
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Males 99.7%
Females
99.6%
1.038 trillion
kWh
1.788 billion
Mt
Australia
Japan
China
Russia
1. Look at the statistics you have gathered, what are some of the similarities and differences between
countries?
2. Choose 1 of the Asian countries and use the statistics to write a short paragraph about the lifestyle and
standard of living.
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Similarities and Differences
 The bigger the population and land area the higher the electricity consumption in that country.
 The literacy rate in all four countries are very similar or the same.
 The life expectancy in all four counties is similar.
 The countries with less people per a doctor have lower life expectancies.
Short paragraph
Japan: Living costs in Japan (especially Tokyo) are known as one of the highest in the world. This defiantly does
impact the people living there. Food can be especially expensive which makes it hard for people to put food on
the table, when they don’t get paid much. Japan, being the world's third largest economy, has a rising problem of
poverty. Poverty figures are very hard to find in Japan. Because of its reputation as a developed country, it is
generally assumed that the levels of poverty are relatively low. However, lately media have proved this to be
incorrect.
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