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This FACT indicates the proportion of cargo (tonnes) per 100,000 people loaded as a result of importing and exporting in each Australian city. This data is represented in thousands. The city with the highest number is the Darwin with 9,039,190 tonnes. The city with the lowest number is Sydney with 653,500 tonnes.
How much does each Australian capital city pay on average for gas? This FACT indicates the household gas price index as of June 2013, with a base of 100 as per the 2011-12 ABS index. In addition to paying the most for electricity, Melbourne also has the highest price index for gas, at 120.1. Hobart pays the least for gas, at an index of 101.2.
How committed are people to environmental conservation really? This FACT indicates the households that are willing to pay extra for green power in each city. Greater awareness of environmental issues and higher energy costs has prompted household interest in energy efficiency, though a great barrier to change remains the cost of green energy implementation. Across the capital cities of Australia, over 87 per cent of households reported that they had taken steps to limit their use of electricity between 2007 and 2008: an impressive figure.
According to data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the city the most willing to pay more for green power is Perth, at 40 percent. Sydney, the city which experiences the highest living costs, is the least willing at 34 percen.
This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for plastic 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. The information presented here was collected by the AIHW from 2013 – 2014. The state/territory with the highest number of days waited is New South Wales at 295 days. The state/territory with the lowest number of days waited is the Australian Capital Territory at 91 days.
This FACT indicates the percentage of females in each city. The data was taken from the latest 2011 ABS Census website. It compares the total number of females in each city's population, which is 49.2 percent on average across Australia.The city with the highest percentage of females is Hobart, at 51.4 percent. Darwin has the lowest percentage, at 47.8. Interestingly enough, Darwin is the only capitals with a larger percentage of male residents than female.