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This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Haemorrhoidectomy surgery in the 90th percentile. The 90th percentile means that 90 percent of the people admitted from waiting lists are admitted within and beyond 365 days. The other 10% are outliers and fall outside the range of the other 90 percent either above or below. According to data collected during 2013-2014, the state with the highest number of days waited is Victoria at 262 days. The state with the lowest number of days waited is South Australia, at 89 days. According to AIHW, Canberra and Hobart do not have data for haemorrhoidectomy surgery.
This FACT indicates the total number of live music venues, including bars, hotels, restaurants, cafes, and clubs, in each Australian state, according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011.
The state with the highest total number is New South Wales, at 1296 venues. The state with the lowest total is the Australian Capital Territory at 42 venues.
This FACT indicates the number of wine producing regions within each state and territory. Wine-producing regions, or growing regions, are areas where vineyards are planted. Wine grapes mostly grow between the 30th and the 50th degree of latitude, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Grapes will sometimes grow beyond this range and minor amounts of wine are made in some very unexpected places. The state with the highest number is South Australia, at 17 wine regions. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, at just 1.
Percentage of Indigenous Australians who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery (Regional)
This FACT indicates the percentage of Indigenous Australians who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery between 2013 and 2014. Hospital admissions for elective surgery in Australia have increased over the last few years by as much as 2.9% each year on average. Between 2008 and 2013, admissions from waiting lists increased in every state and territory except for Tasmania. The state/territory with the highest percentage is Tasmania at 9.2 percent. This is considerably higher than the Northern Territory, which came in second at 4.8 percent. The state/territory with the lowest percentage is Western Australia at 0.4 percent, followed closely by South Australia at 0.7 percent.
Urban public transport is an important part of the transport task, and effective public transport systems provide benefits for individuals and the community as a whole. This FACT indicates the total number of passenger kilometres travelled (in billions) modelled for 2011.