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This FACT indicates the number of Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) university students as a percentage of population from the year 2012. This data was gathered from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations statistics. For accuracy of comparison, all data is measured in Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL). This data was then considered as a proportion of the states population.
This FACT indicates the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) student to teacher ratio. It is theorised that teaching can only progress as the pace of the slowest learner therfore with a smaller ratio comes more individualised learning and attention and greater progress. In general non-government schools have a lower ratio than government schools.
This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Hysterectomy surgery in the 90th percentile. The 90th percentile means that 90 percent of the people admitted from waiting lists are admitted within and beyond 365 days. The other 10% are outliers and fall outside the range of the other 90 percent either above or below. This FACT is based on data collected by AIHW in 2013 and 2014. The state with the highest number of days waited for admissions from waiting lists for Hysterectomy surgery is New South Wales at 268 days. The state with the lowest number of days waited is Western Australia at 103 days.
This FACT indicates the number of golf clubs and associations in each state per 100,000 persons. Australia is home to 7 of the Golf Magazine’s top 100 golf courses in the world including the Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath in Victoria, and Australia’s oldest established golf club, the Royal Adelaide. A number of golfing packages are available in each city, allowing you to lodge comfortably in close proximity to each of the major courses over the weekend.
This FACT indicates the unemployment rate of teenagers aged between 15-19 years in each Australian city in December 2013. There is no minimum number of hours worked to be considered employed. If a teenager is studying, they are considered 'employed', and so only those who are not completing secondary school or who are not enrolled in tertiary education, and do not have any form of part time or casual employment, are considered.