QUIZ: Put your local knowledge to the test as statistics office launches online quizzes about Bradford areas

QUIZ: Put your local knowledge to the test as statistics office launches online quizzes about Bradford areas

POPULATION: Shoppers in Bradford City centre

TEST: Council leader Dave Green

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Are you an expert on your local area? A brand new seven-question quiz has just gone online to put people's knowledge of Bradford areas to the test.

It is the brainchild of the Office for National Statistics and lets users type in any postcode to have a guess at answering questions about their area before the right responses are revealed.

People are awarded a local knowledge rating percentage score and either a congratulation message such as, "Wow! have you ever considered a career in statistics?" or a cheeky response such as, "Have you ever been to this area before?"

People can then choose to share their messages on Twitter or Facebook, test themselves on another area or look at more detailed information about the area they live or work in.

Try the quiz for yourself by entering your postcode below.

Bradford Council leader Dave Green put himself to the test for the City ward and was almost spot-on with a number of the questions about age, religion and education - but his response was way out to the final question which was: 'For every 100 households, how many do not have a car or a van?'

He said 18 but the answer was actually 61, he said: "I'm surprised at that just from walking around the area and seeing the number of cars around. It's a bit odd and doesn't add up - maybe it was how many are not registered as owning a car?"

He added: "The quiz is a bit of fun but fairly meaningless. People will enjoy checking out their area or other people's area but in terms of it being a tool to deliver council priorities it's useless."

A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics said: "Statistics can give a rich and surprising view of the everyday world around us.

"It is just a bit of fun, a light-hearted way of letting people find out more about the place where they live."

The answers are taken from information gathered during the 2011 Census.

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3:36pm Mon 21 Jul 14

JAtkinson says...

It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?
It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft? JAtkinson
  • Score: 7

3:37pm Mon 21 Jul 14

JAtkinson says...

JAtkinson wrote:
It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?
No sooner do I write that and the page refreshes, the box appears at the bottom.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?[/p][/quote]No sooner do I write that and the page refreshes, the box appears at the bottom. JAtkinson
  • Score: 6

3:40pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BD16 says...

JAtkinson wrote:
It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?
Yes you are. It's at the bottom of the story under blue lettering that says "How well do you know your area?"

Good luck.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?[/p][/quote]Yes you are. It's at the bottom of the story under blue lettering that says "How well do you know your area?" Good luck. BD16
  • Score: 2

3:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

JAtkinson says...

BD16 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?
Yes you are. It's at the bottom of the story under blue lettering that says "How well do you know your area?"

Good luck.
Only 23% on Heaton & Frizinghall. Not bad but definitely surprised by some. Forget that the two areas are quite disparate.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: It'd be very interesting to see what questions I'm asked and how near or far away I am... trouble is, I can't see any link to it. Am I being daft?[/p][/quote]Yes you are. It's at the bottom of the story under blue lettering that says "How well do you know your area?" Good luck.[/p][/quote]Only 23% on Heaton & Frizinghall. Not bad but definitely surprised by some. Forget that the two areas are quite disparate. JAtkinson
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Joedavid says...

Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2
Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2 Joedavid
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BungleMagic says...

Joedavid wrote:
Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2
Similar in my own area I was surprised at the figures, however, I guess it depends on how truthful people were on the census and whether they were in the location they said they were at the time it was completed.

How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2[/p][/quote]Similar in my own area I was surprised at the figures, however, I guess it depends on how truthful people were on the census and whether they were in the location they said they were at the time it was completed. How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it. BungleMagic
  • Score: 2

4:15pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Joedavid says...

BungleMagic wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2
Similar in my own area I was surprised at the figures, however, I guess it depends on how truthful people were on the census and whether they were in the location they said they were at the time it was completed.

How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it.
I think it is people really saying Christian culture rather than attending Christian Church.
[quote][p][bold]BungleMagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2[/p][/quote]Similar in my own area I was surprised at the figures, however, I guess it depends on how truthful people were on the census and whether they were in the location they said they were at the time it was completed. How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it.[/p][/quote]I think it is people really saying Christian culture rather than attending Christian Church. Joedavid
  • Score: 2

4:23pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Bone_idle18 says...

BungleMagic wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2
Similar in my own area I was surprised at the figures, however, I guess it depends on how truthful people were on the census and whether they were in the location they said they were at the time it was completed.

How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it.
"How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it."

Quite a few when it comes to postal voting I suspect?
[quote][p][bold]BungleMagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Was surprised by the high number of Christian and low number of Muslim in BD2[/p][/quote]Similar in my own area I was surprised at the figures, however, I guess it depends on how truthful people were on the census and whether they were in the location they said they were at the time it was completed. How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it.[/p][/quote]"How many people who shouldn't be where they are would admit to it." Quite a few when it comes to postal voting I suspect? Bone_idle18
  • Score: 5

5:05pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mad matt says...

Well I certainly can't find the box !
Well I certainly can't find the box ! mad matt
  • Score: 4

7:56pm Mon 21 Jul 14

smitd says...

No neither can I
No neither can I smitd
  • Score: 3

10:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BD16 says...

smitd wrote:
No neither can I
It's vanished again. It must be part of a Zionist plot!!
[quote][p][bold]smitd[/bold] wrote: No neither can I[/p][/quote]It's vanished again. It must be part of a Zionist plot!! BD16
  • Score: 1

12:04am Tue 22 Jul 14

lady1ale says...

Would love to take part, but no link for postcode!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
Would love to take part, but no link for postcode!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! lady1ale
  • Score: 1

2:54am Tue 22 Jul 14

ConcernedOne says...

Wake up T&A and put the link to the quiz on!
Wake up T&A and put the link to the quiz on! ConcernedOne
  • Score: 4

5:06am Tue 22 Jul 14

Joedavid says...

lady1ale wrote:
Would love to take part, but no link for postcode!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!
http://www.neighbour
hood.statistics.gov.
uk/HTMLDocs/dvc147/i
ndex.html
[quote][p][bold]lady1ale[/bold] wrote: Would love to take part, but no link for postcode!!!!!!!!!!!! !!![/p][/quote]http://www.neighbour hood.statistics.gov. uk/HTMLDocs/dvc147/i ndex.html Joedavid
  • Score: 0

5:06am Tue 22 Jul 14

Joedavid says...

lady1ale wrote:
Would love to take part, but no link for postcode!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!
http://www.neighbour
hood.statistics.gov.
uk/HTMLDocs/dvc147/i
ndex.html
[quote][p][bold]lady1ale[/bold] wrote: Would love to take part, but no link for postcode!!!!!!!!!!!! !!![/p][/quote]http://www.neighbour hood.statistics.gov. uk/HTMLDocs/dvc147/i ndex.html Joedavid
  • Score: 0

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