Sunrise reporter Lucy McLeod was doing it for the “single ladies” on Thursday, when she made a hilarious observation about statistics purportedly showing a ‘man drought’ in Sydney’s affluent east.
The bubbly reporter was doing a live cross to the studio from the well-heeled near-city suburb of Double Bay, when she revealed the tough news for ladies on the hunt for a man.
“In a city full of finance bros, it shocks me to my very core that Sydney is in the grips of a man drought — and the worst affected areas are the wealthiest,” Lucy began.
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According to recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the gender ratio in Double Bay and Darling Point is 83 men for every 100 women.
Near-city Woollahra has 82 men for every 100 women.
The suburbs where men outnumber women are in the city’s west, including Harris Park and Paramatta, with 122 and 119 men to every 100 women, respectively.
Sunrise reporter Lucy McLeod discusses Sydney’s apparent ‘man drought’. Credit: Sunrise
Lucy noted that the ABS stats suggested “all the single men” were at Wetherill Park, about 32km from Sydney city.
“Well the egg just doesn’t swim to the sperm!” she joked.
Lucy finished by saying she was not on the hunt for a man but was doing it for her “single ladies”.
“If you are single, come down to Double Bay. I might do some matchmaking,” she said.
“But as you can see, things are looking very dire out here.”
Lucy said she was inviting men to Double Bay so she could do some matchmaking on the show. Credit: Seven
Lucy’s observations sent the rest of the Sunrise panel into a fit of laughter, with Sally Bowrey offering her take.
“Well, it is 5.43 in the morning in Sydney’s Double Bay so potentially those lovely men are just by themselves in bed at the moment,” Sally said.
Sally then thanked Lucy for the report.
“I got a bit of a biology lesson,” Sally added.
“There was something for everyone in that report.”