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The most common way energy is transmitted through a city is by overhead energy transmission network lines. A major benefit of overhead power lines is that it has much lower costs than undergroud transmission. Some of the disadvantages is that overhead transmission lines are likely to be affected by adverse weather conditions, which can lead to power outages.
This FACT indicates the total length of energy transmission networks (overhead lines) in kilometres in each state. This number is represented in thousands. The state with the largest amount is New South Wales at 268,378 km of overhead network lines. The state with the fewest thousands of kilometres is the Northern Territory at 5,676 km of network lines. The data is from the years 2009 to 2010.
A startup is a company or partnership that has been newly formed with the intent of scalable business model. Startups often launch with relatively few finances with the intention of securing seed funding or venture capital. Their resurgence in recent years has engendered an increasing number of incubators and collaborative workspaces, and thus the number of these types of workspaces and the number of startups in a city is usually positively correlated. The majority of startups work within the technology and IT industries, and are becoming an increasingly important indicator of the innovation, attractiveness, and financial sustainability of a city.
This FACT indicates the number of startups in each Australian capital city per 100,000 persons. Data for Canberra, Darwin, and Hobart could not be obtained, but numbers are likely to closely reflect the regional numbers.
This FACT indicates the percentage of the population who have completed year 12 or equivalent. While it is compulsory for children to attend school from the ages 5 to 15, and in some cases 17, it is not compulsory to complete high school after these ages. The age at which you can leave school varies from state to state. Because of this, Australia does not have very high year 12 completion rates. Many students choose to end their high school education in order to pursue career paths and options that do not require the completion of year 12 studies or their equivalent.
This FACT indicates the volume of sewer water collected (megalitres) per 10,000 persons in each Australian state. These figures have been calculated by obtaining the total volume of sewer water collected in each state and divided by 10,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that use wood as an energy source in each state in 2008. The use of woodfire ovens has seen a downward trend in recent years, with most dwellings using electric or gas-powered heaters. This figure however does give insight into how cold a city is.
The state that uses the most wood is Tasmania, with 37 percent of households using the energy fuel. The state using wood the least is the Northern Territory, with just 2 percent of households; unsurprising, given it has the hottest year-round temperatures.