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This FACT indicates the number of homicide victims per 100,000 persons in each state, between 2012-2013. The state/territory with the highest proportion is the Northern Territory at 13.21 per 100,000 persons. The state/territory with the lowest number of homicide victims is the Australian Capital Territory at 1.39 per 100,000 persons, followed closely by Victoria at 2.35.
This FACT indicates how frequently taxis are used as a method of transport for travelling to work, per 100,000 people in each Australian state and territory for the year 2011. The state with the highest number is the Northern Territory with 154 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Victoria with 91 per 100,000 people.
This is certainly in keeping with data that shows that Darwin has the lowest percentage of public transport use in Australia. In considering the link between low use of public transport and higher frequency of taxi commuting, it could be a question of infrastructure, or lack thereof.
This Fact indicates the percentage of households whose mortgage repayments are greater than 30 percent of household income (a phenomenon otherwise referred to as mortgage stress). The average percentage of Australian households spending more than 30 percent of household income on mortgage repayments is 9.9 percent. According to the 2011 ABS Census, the city with the highest percentage is Sydney at 12 percent. The city with the lowest is Canberra at 7.8 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households with solar hot water heating in each Australian city from 2011. Despite an excellent solar resource, the penetration of solar water heaters in the Australian domestic market is only about 4% to 5%, with new dwellings accounting for most sales. The city with the highest usage of solar hot water heating is Darwin with 45 percent while the city with the least is Hobart, at only 2.0 percent.
This FACT looks at state gorvernment funding for libraries (in 2012-2013). Libraries are an important resource in supporting educational and learning endeavours, as well as providing accessible and free-to-the-public common spaces used by community groups and organisations. Investment into these facilities therefore represents an important part of educational and community expenditure.