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Year 10: Term 1: Geographies of Human Wellbeing


Global Education overview:  India occupies 2.4% of the world’s land area, but contains 17% of the world’s population. Most Indians (69%) live in rural areas. Large cities include the capital New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. During the past few decades migration to urban centres has increased giving birth to a large number of slums.

India's two letter country code is:  .in

Country Information - Statistics

Census is conducted every 10 years in India
- last Census was in 2011

Note:  When searching in Chrome, translate other languages to English by right clicking anywhere on the page and selecting 'Translate to English' from the pop-up box.

District and City Census Documents 2001 – India
2001 > select your state to refine and look for city

District and City Census Documents 2011 – India
2011 > select your state to refine and look for city

India - specific topics

Suggested Websites : India

Research Hints

Most of the information you require will be found on the Internet.  Use the following skills to narrow your searches to discover relevant, trustworthy sites.

  1. Build your search using Google 'Advanced Search'
  2. Be aware of the domain name usage eg
    • .gov (government)
    • .edu (education)
  3. Be aware that you can search within a country using the country domain name (NB always specify 'English' language') eg
    • .in (India)  ie  (this will search in all Indian Government websites) 
    • .vn (Vietnam)  ie (this will search in all Vietnam government websites)
    • .id (Indonesia) ie (this will search in all Indonesian government websites)
  4. Obtain the most current information by narrowing your search by date.

Term 3 : Geographies of Human Wellbeing

This assessment requires you to research a specific challenge or problem for a place that your teacher approves through collecting, representing, analysing and responding to a range of data that is both teacher-provided and student researched.


A great place to start is the country profiles in the New Internationalist. It will give you lots of useful data. Search under 'Article' and type in the name of the country you're studying. Look for the 'Country Profile' page. (You can only access this magazine at school).

Sustainable Development goals


Global Education overview:  Indonesia is a chain of 17,000 islands stretching almost 4,000 kilometres from east to west. Indonesia’s territory includes the western-most province of Papua on the island of New Guinea.

Indonesia's two letter country code is:  .id 

Note:  Indonesia uses .go NOT .gov to indicate a Government domain.

Country Information - Statistics

Census is conducted every 10 years in Indonesia
- last Census was conducted in 2010

Note:  When searching in Chrome, translate other languages to English by right clicking anywhere on the page and selecting 'Translate to English' from the pop-up box.

Indonesia - specific topics

QUT C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites

Check the quality of your websites using these criteria (adapted from QUT Library):

Currency: Timeliness of the information

  • When was the information published, posted or last updated?
  • Is the information current for your topic and field of study? How recent does it have to be? Can older sources work just as well?
Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
  • Is the information appropriate for a senior secondary course?
  • Is this an adequately in-depth examination or a quick summary of the topic?
  • Who's the intended audience? Is it the general public, a student, a researcher or industry?
  • Is the level of information too basic or too advanced for your needs?

Authority: Source of the information

  • Is the author/authoring body (individual person, or institution, or organisation) established and reputable?
  • Are their qualifications, credentials, expertise, experience, educational background and previous work (if any) relevant and do they add credibility to the source?
  • Has the piece been published by a well-known and respected publisher or organisation?
  • Do references to other sources support the writing ie is a Reference List provided?

Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information

  • Where does the information come from, and is it supported by evidence?
  • Does it have a Reference List or Bibliography so you can easily find and verify the sources used?
  • Are there any spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

Purpose: Reason the information exists

  • What is the purpose of the information? Why was it written?
  • Does the point of view appear objective, unbiased and impartial?
  • Is the viewpoint of the author's affiliation/ sponsors reflected in the message or content?
  • Does the author acknowledge alternative versions of the issues or facts?


Global Education overview: Most of Vietnam’s population of 88 million lives in the densely settled Red River and Mekong River deltas. Half of Vietnam’s population lives in urban areas. The major cities are Ho Chi Minh City (formerly named Saigon), Hanoi, the capital city and Haiphong. 

Vietnam's two letter country code is:  .vn

Country Information - Statistics

Note:  Vietnam can also appear as Viet Nam

Census is conducted every 10 years in Vietnam
- last Census was conducted in April 2019 - data not available until 2020

Note:  When searching in Chrome, translate other languages to English by right clicking anywhere on the page and selecting 'Translate to English' from the pop-up box.

Vietnam - specific topics

Suggested Websites : Vietnam

Proposal and Future Recommendations

To make proposal/s for sustainable management in response to the identified challenge, use your 'Advanced Search' techniques in Google to search for successful proposals or projects that are being incorporated into the country of your choice or other countries who face these same challenges.

Examples from other Countries

Clean Air Policy - Singapore

Improving Sanitation in Developing Countries


National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Support Program (NTPSP)
Download the PDF

Vietnam 2035


Vikaspedia is a knowledge portal targeting specific country needs in the domain of social development.

Sustainable Development Goals and Gram Panchayats (Panchayats are Village Councils) - plans to improve poverty, education equity, water access and sanitation and health

Zotero - Online Referencing Tool

Zotero can be set to the same Harvard AGPS (Australia) style that CiteAce uses, called 'Melbourne Polytechnic - Harvard'. Please read the instructions carefully.

Any issues - see your Library Staff