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This FACT indicates the number of churches in each Australian capital city per 100,000 persons. Data was obtained from the Yellow Pages online listing directory, with a church being defined as a place of worship for those religions that base their beliefs upon the teachings of Christ. The churches where faith in Christ's teachings are observed include; Anglican, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Churches of Christ, Congregational, Eastern Orthodox, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed Church, and the Uniting Church. As the data was obtained from the Yellow Pages online listing directory, the lack of credibility of this indicator should be taken into consideration. Nonetheless, the disparity in numbers cross-referenced with population size, provides interesting scope for discussion. When dividing the number of churches by the population and then dividing that number by 100,000, the results were interesting: Adelaide, known as 'the city of churches', came in third, at 43.18 churches per 100,000 people. Hobart came at the top of the list, with 57.64 churches per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest number of churches by 100,000 people was Darwin, at 29.85.
This FACT indicates the number of tennis coaches within 30km of the CBD in each city. Tennis has become increasingly popular over the years in Australia since its arrival in the late 1800s, with a considerable amount of courts springing up in each state. Professional Australian players have been ranked against some of the world’s best with legends such as Patrick Rafter and current players such as Lleyton Hewitt. According to data from Tennis Australia for 2014, the city with the highest number is Melbourne at 329. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 11.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own one desktop computer in Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This FACT indicates the total number of passenger kilometres travelled in a private vehicles per 100,000 persons in each Australian city from the year 2011 to 2012. Statistics are represented in billions. The city with the highest passenger kilometres per 100,000 people was the Canberra with 1.45 billion per 1,000,000 people. This is an interesting statistic, given that Canberrans spent the third least amount of time commuting to and from work. This implies Canberra is a spread out city and highly reliant on private vehicle travel. The city with the lowest total passenger kilometres was Hobart at 511 million kilometres per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the vegetable production for human consumption (tonnes) (includes beans, capsicums, carrots, lettuces, melons (including rock, bitter and water), mushrooms, onions, potatoes, tomatoes) in each Australian state and territory. The Australian vegetable production sector is an important source of food, supplying most of the fresh vegetables consumed in Australia and also providing inputs for a large proportion of the processed vegetable products consumed in Australia and exported overseas. This number is represented in thousands. The state with the highest production for human consumption is Victoria, at 682,803 tonnes. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 0 tonnes.