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This FACT indicates the electricity usage for electricity, gas and water per 10,000 persons (gigawatt/hr) in each Australian state. The state with the highest usage is Tasmania at 22.5 GW/hr, per 10,000 people. The state with the lowest usage is the Northern Territory at 13.2 GW/hr per 10,000 people.
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 gross state product in millions, of each Australian state and territory. Gross state product (GSP), or gross regional product (GRP), is a measurement of the economic output of a state or province (i.e., of a subnational entity). It is the sum of all value added by industries within the state and serves as a counterpart to the gross domestic product (GDP), and one way to measure value or wealth of a region.
This FACT indicates the number of people who speak Spanish at home in each city. Immigration from Latin America and Spain is less frequent than immigration from other European countries and between the years of 2006 and 2011, Australia’s Latino and Spanish born population increased by 6.4 percent.
The city with the highest number is Sydney at 49,829 persons speaking Spanish at home. This is unsurprising, since the majority of Spanish and Latin American Australians reside in New South Wales. The city with the lowest number is Darwin, at 256 persons.
This FACT indicates the average real house price in each city by 10 kilometres from the CBD. Real pricing is defined as being adjusted for inflation. House prices in Australian cities have increased faster than any other major economy in the world. However, due to comparatively low interest rates and higher wages, living in Australia is still relatively affordable for residents. Living close to the CBD is seen as more desirable to most people due to lower travel costs for work and easy access to the action in each city. Consequently, due to high demand, houses closer to the CBD have much higher costs. The city with the highest average cost is Sydney. The city with the lowest average cost is Adelaide. Data for Canberra, Darwin and Hobart could not be obtained. Data is indicated in thousands.