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This FACT indicates the average cost of an adult movie ticket at major movie cinemas in each capital city. This FACT is calculated by taking the mean price of a single adult ticket on a regular price day (that is, not a cheap or discounted day) from each major cinema in each city. The cinemas considered in the data were: Reading Cinemas, Event Cinemas (Greater Union), Wallis Cinemas, Village Cinemas, Dendy, and Hoyts. Certain cinema companies do not operate in certain cities, therefore the data displayed is taken from as many sources as possible in order to find the best possible estimation of price.
Karaoke, originally popularised by the Japanese and spread throughout central and South East Asia, has taken off on all corners of the globe. Australian ciites are no exception, with their growing presence can likely be attributed to Australia's large number or people with Asian heritage.
This FACT indicates the number of karaoke bars that are within the capital city of each Australian state The number of karaoke bars has little to do with the city's population size, and more to do with people’s preference in entertainment. Perth, for example, has a total of 40 karaoke bars while Melbourne - a larger city in terms of population - has 38. These figures were taken from Yellow Pages online listings in 2014, and provide a good estimate of actual numbers.
This FACT indicates the number of people working as technicians and trade workers per 100,000 people in each city. In Australia, 6626 persons per 100,000 are employed as technicians and trade workers.
Data from the 2011 ABS Census show that Darwin is the city with the highest number of persons working in this field, at 8445 per 100,000. The city with the lowest numbers is Canberra, at 5576 per 100,000.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own three or more smartphones in each Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Wealth distribution in Australia, as in all countries, is not equal. This FACT indicates the percentage of households with a gross weekly income less than $600 in each Australian city; a wage that is difficult to live on, given the relatively high cost of living in Australia. Data collected in the 2011 ABS Census reveals that the Australian median weekly household income is $1234, and the percentage of households with a gross weekly income less than $600 across Australia is 23.7 percent. The city with the highest percentage is Hobart with 27 percent, followed closely by Adelaide at 26.1 percent. The city with the lowest is tied between Canberra and Darwin at 12.9 percent.