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Golfing is not just one of Australia’s many favourite pastimes, but it also has a strong following in a professional sense. The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour of Australasia is the main competition in Australia for men. The PGA tour is one of the five licensed members of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which makes it a top tier tour. The prize money in 2013 won by contestants, ranged from A$484 to A$538,630 with 168 participating. In February 2014, Golf Digest ranked 3 Australian courses in the Top 20 in the world, thus signifying that Australia can easily accommodate any golf lover.
This FACT indicates the number of Australian golfers in the 2013 PGA tour of Australasia by state. The data was taken from the PGA of Australia’s order of merit, located on the official website. Victoria is recognized as having the highest number of golfers competing in the PGA tour of Australasia, at 51. The Northern Territory has the lowest number, at 0.
This FACT indicates the number of 2008 Beijing Olympic Medallists per 100,000 persons who were born within the greater metropolitan area of each respective city. Australia won a total of 46 medals, 14 gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The city with the highest amount of gold medallists per 100,000 was Hobart with 2 medals per 100,000, confirming its position as a sporting powerhouse. The city with the lowest was Melbourne, with .28 people per 100,000
Climate change and global warming are hot on the agenda of Australian politics. Individuals and businesses alike are becoming more attuned to the effects and costs of pollution and carbon emissions. This FACT indicates the amount in tonnes of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions by solid fuels per 100,000 persons in each Australian state, as of 2011.
*Data for the ACT, Tasmania and the Northern Territory could not be obtained.
Which Australian capital city's population enjoys the highest wages? This FACT indicates the percentage of households with a gross weekly income more than $3000 in each Australian city. The average percentage of households with a gross weekly income of more than $3000 across Australia is 11.2 percent. Data collected in the 2011 ABS Census reveals that the city with the highest percentage is Canberra at 23.7 percent. This is unsurprising, given the proportion of government and public servants residing there, who typically earn above average salaries. The city with the lowest is Hobart, at 7.3 percent.
This FACT indicates the cost of a 10km taxi trip between 6:00 and 18:59 (peak time) in each Australian city (Including Flagfall). Due to a nation-wide crackdown on drink driving, coupled with relatively few public transport options and connections, taxis are, for many, the only viable transport option for a night out.
Based on results from taxifare.com.au in 2013 using the taxi fare calculator, the city with the highest fare during peak hour is Sydney, at $24.90 per 10km. The city with the cheapest fare is in Darwin at $19.08 per 10km.