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This FACT indicates the average annual afternoon wind speeds, in kilometres per hour, measured at 3pm in each Australian city between the years 1981 to 2010. Wind speed, or wind velocity, is commonly measured with an anemometer. Wind speed measurement is important as it affects weather forecasts, outdoor work operations, maritime operations, construction projects and the growth rate of plants. The city with the highest wind speed average is tied between Perth and Brisbane at 19.5 kilometres per hour. The city with the lowest is Melbourne at 12.2 kilometres per hour, followed closely by Sydney, at 13.9 kilometres per hour.
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 investigates the Full Time Equivalent (FTE)of 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.
This FACT indicates the percentage of females in each city. The data was taken from the latest 2011 ABS Census website. It compares the total number of females in each city's population, which is 49.2 percent on average across Australia.The city with the highest percentage of females is Hobart, at 51.4 percent. Darwin has the lowest percentage, at 47.8. Interestingly enough, Darwin is the only capitals with a larger percentage of male residents than female.
Whether watching or participating, Australians love sport, as both the weather and vast amounts of space are perfect for physical activity and group sports. Professional sporting teams create entertainment, interaction and economic benefits to a city, while also encouraging a community spirit.
This FACT indicates the total number of professional sports teams per 100,000 people within a capital city (2011). Professional sports teams include both male and female teams competing in upper league national sporting tournaments or competitions. These include the Australian Football League, National Rugby League, Super 15 (Rugby), soccer (A-League & W-League), basketball (NBL & WNBL), netball, baseball and cricket (State & 20/20).
The city with the most sporting teams per 100,000 inhabitants is Canberra with 2. The city with the lowest is Brisbane with 0.48.