# Per capita

Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head.

It is usually used in the field of statistics to indicate the average per person for any given concern, e.g. income, crime rate.

It is also used in wills to indicate that each of the named beneficiaries should receive, by devise or bequest, equal shares of the estate. This is in contrast to a per stirpes division, in which each branch of the inheriting family inherits an equal share of the estate.

Per Capita is an Australian think tank. It is described as "a new independent think tank dedicated to the advancement of progressive public policy in Australia". It claims "Progressive ideas are currently not well represented in the intellectual marketplace – Per Capita wants to change that".

In March 2007, Per Capita appointed its first staff members. The Executive Director is David Hetherington and the Policy Director is Michael Cooney.

## Personnel

### Staff

• David Hetherington, Executive Director in Sydney
• Michael Cooney, Policy Director in Melbourne.
• Dennis Glover

### Board Members

• Evan Thornley, parliamentary secretary to Premier Steve Bracks
• Josh Funder, a venture capital investor
• Tom Bentley, former director of Demos
• Jane-Frances Kelly, previously a senior civil servant at the UK Prime Minister's Strategy Unit

Cica, Natasha. "Think-tank industry about to lose slant to right", The Age, April 18 2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-21.
Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation, and presentation of data. It is applicable to a wide variety of academic disciplines, from the physical and social sciences to the humanities.
In mathematics, an average, or central tendency of a data set refers to a measure of the "middle" or "expected" value of the data set. There are many different descriptive statistics that can be chosen as a measurement of the central tendency of the data items.
Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business.

Internationally, the accounting term income is synonymous to term revenue minus expenses.
The word crime comes from the Latin crimen (genitive criminis), from the Latin root cernō and Greek κρινω = "I judge". Originally it meant "charge (in law), guilt, accusation.
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