AUSTRALIA VS PAPUA NEW GUINEA

DEVELOPED VS DEVELOPING

WHAT IS AN INDICATOR??

An Indicator can be defined as statistics used to measure current conditions. In terms of this page the indicators are measuring certain statistics from countries such as

Australia and Papua New Guinea. Some indicators can include things like, whether or

not a particular country has access to an improved water source, or how many cars are owned per capita, or even the life expectancy for males and females. There are many different topics that you can find indicators in (as shown in the picture to the right).

PAPUA NEW GUINA

Why is it considered developing??

Papua New Guinea is considered a developing country because of the indicators that the world bank has recorded. The indicators show that only 33% of people from Papua New Guinea have access to improved water source. Only 1.3 people out of 100 use internet. The life expectancy is reasonably low for the people from Papua New Guinea with males its only 60 years of age and females is 65 years. As shown in the graph above Papua New Guinea's government only allows $49 per person, per year for health expenditure and only 28 people out of 100 have access to a mobile cellular subscription. The reason its classed as a developing country is its indicators are improving and there government is trying to make the county a better place.

AUSTRALIA

WHY IS IT CONSIDERED DEVELOPED??

In accordance with the indicators, Australia is considered a developed Country, as 100% of people have access improved water source. The life expectancy for males in australia is 80 and for females it's 84 which is one of the highest. The Australian government allocates $4,775 per person, per year on health expenditure.

On another note australia is considered a developed country because:

  • we have a right to vote on who our government will be
  • we have infrastructural regulation, meaning all of the buildings are of high standards
  • we have access to advanced technology