# Take a LOOK at THE NUMBERS

### Use the Figure.NZ data cards below to explore the statistics around women in the field of medicine.

Look at the Figure.NZ chart Surgeons (general) in New Zealand.

For each of the 16 regions shown, calculate the percentage of men and women who are surgeons.

Using the data shown in the Figure.NZ chart Domestic students specialising in medical studies in New Zealand, calculate the total percentages of men and women enrolled as students in each age range.

Create two true statements and one false statement based on this data. Share with a partner and ask them to find the false statement.

A { 153 } B { 24 } C { 270 } D { 105 }

# Women in Politics

### Use the Figure.NZ data cards below to explore the statistics relating to women in politics.

Look at the Figure.NZ chart Women elected at New Zealand local elections.

Create two true statements and one false statement based on this data. Share with a partner and ask them to find the false statement.

Create a set of data that lists the percentage of women candidates in New Zealand mayoral elections in each of the 67 councils.

Use this data set to calculate the mean, median, mode, and range of the percentages of women candidates.

A { 15% } B { 34% } C { 48 } D {40%}

### Use the Figure.NZ data cards below to explore the statistics around women in business.

In statistics, two pieces of data that can be used to interpret data are the mean (or average) and the median.

Compare the two Figure.NZ charts Average hourly self-employment earnings in New Zealand and Median hourly self-employment earnings in New Zealand.

Discuss how these two sets of data give a very different picture of the earnings of self-employed men and women in New Zealand.

Why might there be such a difference in the figures shown between the two data sets?