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This FACT indicates the education participation rate of those aged between 15 and 24 years of age in each Australian capital city from the year 2010. Data for this indicator were collected from the 2010 ABS Survey of Education and Work. The data shows that young Canberrans have the highest participation rate in educational institutions, at 66 percent. The lowest percentile was found in Darwin, at 47 percent.
The Nobel Prize is a set of highly prestigious awards that are given annually and internationally wide. The prizes are given for outstanding contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine, and Economic Sciences. The prizes were established by Swedish inventor Alfred Noble in 1895. Each recipient receives a gold medal, a diploma and a certain amount of money. The amount of money usually varies annually, but as of 2012, each prize was worth US$1.2 Million.
This FACT indicates the number of Australian Nobel prize winners in any category, by which state or territory they were born in. This information was recorded by Nobel Media in 2013. South Australia has the highest amount of Nobel laureates, at 3. The most notable being Sir Howard Florey, for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases. No one born in the Northern Territory or the Australian Capital Territory has been awarded the prize yet.
This FACT indicates the percentage of males in each city. The data was taken from the 2011 ABS Census. It compares the total number of males with each cities total population. The city with the highest percentage of males is Darwin at 52 percent, and the lowest is Hobart at 48 percent. Interestingly enough, Darwin is the only capital to have a higher percentage of males to females out of any Australian city.
This FACT indicates the amount of financial support given to performing arts venues by State and Territory Governments in 2012-2013. This funding targets the operation, construction or maintenance of venues mainly engaged in the presentation and rehearsal of performing arts. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.
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.