Overlooked Data You May Have Missed in 2018

Well, the World Health Organization and World Bank both estimate life expectancy for a Russian man as 66.

If the policy becomes law and mortality rates don’t improve, 40% of Russian men and 20% of Russian women won’t live long enough to collect their state pension.

GovernmentData: Everything you could want to know about living and working in New York and New York CitySource: New York State and New York CityBackground: New York — the state and the city — have gone into data access and transparency in a big way.

The state website provides access to 1,600 New York State data resources on topics ranging from farmers’ markets and solar projects to public transit usage.

New York City’s initiative, Open Data for All New Yorkers, lets viewers dive into a ton of datasets on a ton of topics across broad categories such as business, city government, education, environment, and health.

If you’re even a little obsessive compulsive, you can lose yourself for hours in NYC datasets such as Times Square Signage, Filming Locations, and Waiting List for General Vendor Licenses.

PopulationDatapoint: The world’s population will reach 9.

9 billion by 2050Source: Population Reference BureauDate: August 2018Background: If you worry about things like resource scarcity, prb.

org is not a website you’ll want to frequent.

It’s the online presence of the non-profit Population Reference Bureau (PRB) publisher of the World Population Data Sheet.

The 2018 edition, which includes demographic and health data from 200 countries, estimated that global population will rise by 2.

3 billion by mid-century.

That’s a 29 percent increase from our current population.

It’s more people to feed, clothe and house, and watch pet videos on YouTube (or its successor) with.

AgricultureData: Avocados are now the most valuable fruit import in the USA, representing 15% of the 2017 overall market total which was estimated at US$18.

1 billion.

 Source: New York Times Date: February 2018Background: Not quite in the “Who da thunk it?” category but the “Avocados Overtake Bananas” headlines that appeared in food industry media in February could be linked to a number of culinary and socio-economic trends, including the rising popularity of guacamole and cross-cultural interest in Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

The Mexican food category, already well established in the 1980s, has matured way beyond a trend, showing the power and effects of marketing, messaging and immigration.

Interestingly, The Super Bowl is the apex of avocado consumption.

MusicData: With over 1.

6 billion streams, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most streamed song recorded in the 20th-century over services/apps like Pandora & Spotify & Apple MusicSource: VarietyDate: December 2018Background: With more than two billion, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is the most streamed song.

But he’s new school, isn’t he?.How about something a little older, perhaps released in the 1970s?.Universal Music Group announced that Queen’s iconic single had become the most streamed 20th-century music recording across all services, smoothly coinciding with the movie’s pre-award season hype.

Is the hype real?.Yes, the movie was great and Rami Malek was a deserving Golden Globe winner for so effortlessly channeling Freddie Mercury in white jeans.

Galileo, figaro indeed!What will 2019 bring in terms of under-appreciated data?.I look forward to uncovering some gems in 12 months.

Originally published at www.


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