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This FACT indicates the broadacre production in tonnes in each state and territory per annum from 2012/13. This number is represented in millions.
In Australia, broadacre is land suitable for farms practicing large-scale crop (agriculture) operations, and includes wheat, oats, barley, triticale, sorghum, rice, maize, other cereals, canola, other oilseeds, peanuts, other pulses, cotton lint, and sugar cane for crushing. Across Australia, these crops span 253,194 kilometres and above.The state with the highest production of broadacre is Queensland with 30,358,051 tonnes per annum. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory with 765 tonnes.
Australians take sport seriously, and many are passionate supporters of sporting teams. But how often do they engage in physical activity themselves? This FACT indicates the participation rates in sport and recreation in each state and territory, for people aged 15 years and older 2011-2012.
Participating in organised physical activities is an important element of staying healthy, and contributes to well connected communities and a healthy work-life balance amongst individuals. Particularly in Australia, one of the fattest nations in the developed world, engagement in physical activity is a powerful and important measure to combat the obesity epidemic.
The state with the highest rates of adult participation in sports and recreation is the Australian Capital Territory with 80 percent of people over 15 engaging in at least some physical activity. The state with the lowest is Queensland, with 61.9 percent.
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This FACT indicates the number of live music clubs and venues (registered sport & cultural) per 100,000 persons in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011. The state with the highest number is New South Wales at 6.45 per 100,000 persons. The state with the least is Tasmania at 1.38 per 100,000 persons.
This FACT indicates the number of deaths in each Australian state per 1,000 persons. Standardised death rates (SDRs) enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current standard population is all persons in the estimated Australian population at 30 June 2012. SDRs are expressed per 1,000 persons.
The state with the highest mortality rate per 1000 people is the the Australian Capital Territory at 5.3. The state with the lowest mortality rate is Queensland at 2.8 per 1,000 persons. The state/territory with the highest SDR’s in the Northen Territory, at 7.7 deaths per 1,000 persons. The ACT has lowests SDR at 4.9 deaths per 1,000 person, which is below the National average of 5.5 deaths per 1,000 persons.
This FACT indicates the percentage of couple families without children within each Australian capital. Data collected in 2011 Census shows the average percentage of couples without children in Australia is 37.8. The city with the highest percentage is Hobart, at 39.6 percent. The city with the lowest is Sydney, at 33.5 percent.