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This FACT indicates the number of disability services and support organisations in each Australian capital city. Governmental, non-governmental or private institutions provide services and support for people with disabilities. These bodies cater for people who have mental or physical disabilities, with the aim of helping them to more fully participate in society and community life. Some services and support organisations are mandated or required by law, while others are run privately and often cater for niche markets.
The types of organisations included in this data are: charities, legal support and referral services, family welfare organisations, domestic help services, child health and support centres, and disadvantaged groups aid organisations. Services and organisations that cater for mental and physical illness are not included. The data for this indicator was sourced from the Yellow Pages online directory, and should therefore be taken as a general guide to numbers rather than a definitive set of statistics. Nonetheless, the disparity in numbers raises an interesting point that allows for some extrapolation and cross-pollination of data. The city with the highest number of disability service providers and support organisations is Melbourne, at 1564, followed closely by Sydney, at 1476. The city with the lowest was Darwin, at 54.
This FACT indicates the percentage of category 3 admissions from waiting lists for elective surgery in each state and territory. In Australia, at the time of being placed on the hospital’s waiting list in each state, it is common for a clinical assessment to be made to determine the urgency of the patient’s required elective surgery. A category 3 admission is an admission sometime in the future for patients as their condition causes minimal or no pain, dysfunction or disability, which is also highly unlikely to become worse over time and does not have the capability of becoming an emergency. The data for this FACT were collected in the years 2013 and 2014 by the AIHW. The state with the highest number of category 3 admissions from waitings lists for elective surgery is New South Wales at 43 percent. It is followed closely by South Australia and Western Australia, at 38.5 and 38 percent respectively. The state with the lowest is Queensland at 19 percent.
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 percentage of on time arrivals in each Australian capital city. According to the Bureau of Infrastructure and Regional Economics, the on-time performance is reported for all routes where the passenger load averages over 8000 passengers a month, and only if two or more airlines operate in competition. The data reports by airport against flights operated on those routes only. The capital city where you are most likely to arrive on time is Adelaide, at 86.2 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people who were born outside Australia in each capital city. 30.2 percent of all Australian residents were born outside of Australia. As ascertained in the 2011 ABS Census, the city with the highest percentage of residents born outside the country is Perth, at 40.4 percent. This is in keeping with the statistics that show Perth also has the highest number of people with both parents outside Australia. Sydney follows closely with 40.1 percent of people born outside Australia. The city with the lowest percentage is again Hobart, at 17 .9 percent.