In an era of Big Data, do we still need a census? That’s the question I put to Dr David Gruen, Australian Statistician and Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Every five years, each of us sit down with our households to complete the Census of Population and Housing, a ritual that’s been undertaken in Australia since 1911 and in some states since 1806. We’ll have that opportunity again on Tuesday 10 August.
In a special Olympics-themed edition of Under the Spotlight, Athletics Australia Vice President and Actuaries Institute Associate Jan Swinhoe discusses why she became an actuary, and shares her secrets to balancing her actuarial work with the significant commitment of helping steer the Australian athletics landscape into the future.
Mike Roche, actuary, non-executive director and philanthropist, recently sat down with Hoa Bui, immediate past president of the Actuaries Institute, to give his thoughts on the industry today, his varied career, and how actuaries can solve problems for both business and people.