|Finding Out About...||
|Australia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates|
The United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of three measurable dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life; being educated; having a decent standard of living. These can be measured by looking at a country’s wealth, literacy, education, life expectancy and other factors for countries worldwide. Each year countries of the world are listed and ranked according to these measures. In 2005 177 countries were rated. How do the four countries rate?
Australia — 0.955 Rank = 3rd
All four are rated ‘high human development’.
|Life expectancy at birth||80.3||76.9||72.8||78.0|
|Adult literacy rate||NA||82.9||89.2||77.3|
|Education enrolment ratio (%)||100||74||82||74|
|GDP per capita PPP US$||29, 632||18,047||19,844||22,420|
|Population below income poverty line||14.3||NA||NA||NA|
|Women in parliament (% total)||28.3||0||0||0|
|Female administrators and managers||35.5||NA||NA||7.8|
|Female professional and technical workers||55.1||NA||NA||25.1|
|Estimated female earned income PPPUS$||24827||8448||NA||NA|
|Ratio of female to male wages||0.72||0.35||NA||NA|