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While many Australians drive into the CBD, do the costs of parking outweigh the convenience in some cities? While many assume taxis, for example, to be an unnecessary expense, using this mode of transport could indeed be cheaper than driving and parking in the CBD depending on where you live.
This FACT indicates the average cost of parking for one hour in a secure CBD parking garage in each Australian city. The city with the highest average price for one hour parking is Sydney at A$28. The city with the lowest price for one hour parking is Hobart at A$3.2. There is an obvious contrast between the two cities which raises discussions regarding the intent of policies.
This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for residential per 100,000 persons gigalitres) in each Australian state. The state with the highest usage is Tasmania at 3.2 GL per 100,000 person. The states with the lowest usage of petroleum are Western Australia and New South Wales, both at 2.1 GL per 100,000 persons.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained.
According to the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Australia's pig industry is valued at over AUD$1 billion, while the pork supply chain has a value of around AUD$3.5 billion. The most popular pig breerds used in Australian pork production are the Large White, Landrace, and Duroc and, on average, a sow (a female pig) will produce 10-12 piglets per litter. The pig industry is therefore extremely important for the Australian economy.
This FACT indicates the number of pigs used for breeding as a percentage of the total number of pigs in each Australian state and territory. While there are 100 and 160 agricultural pig businesses in Tasmania and Western Australia respectively, there is no data for these states for 2012-13.
This FACT indicates the number of summertime sunshine hours per day of each capital city. Nearly all of Australia enjoys high sunshine hours, although geographical location and distance from the equator mean that there is a marked difference between cities and their sunshine hours. The city with the highest summer sunshine hours per day is Perth at 11, followed by Adelaide with 9. The lowest summer sunshine hours are equally split between Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, at just under 8 hours per day. Data for Darwin and Hobart data could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the amount of state water supply sourced from surface water per 10,000 persons (megalitres) in each Australian state. These figures have been calculated by taking the total volume of water sourced from surface water in each state and expressing it as a proportion of 10,000.