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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.
This FACT indicates the number of Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) university students as a percentage of population from the year 2012. This data was gathered from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations statistics. For accuracy of comparison, all data is measured in Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL). This data was then considered as a proportion of the states population.
How often do people change their place of residence? This FACT indicates the percentage of people who live in greater area of their capital city, who have had the same residency for the 5 years between 2006 and 2011. This FACT may offer an insight into how transient a population is, the proportion of renters to owners, the average age of a city, the number of students in a city (where less students would suggest a lower rate of moving house) or employment stability versus mobility, advantages and disadvantages of both types.
The city with the highest percentage of people that keep the same residency is tied between Adelaide and Canberra, at 59 percent (stability). The city in which people tend to change residence more frequently is Darwin, at 40.1 percent (mobile population).
Reading - Percentage of Year 5 Indigenous students at or above the national minimum standard (Regional)
It is important to acknowledge the educational gap that exists with Indigenous Australians and how we need to collectively bridge this as a social priority by all levels of government.
This FACT indicates the average Home Value Index (HVI) unit prices of each Australian city. The HVI aims to measure month to month movements in the value of Australian housing markets. These prices have been taken from the monthly values for the end of October 2015. The cheapest city in which to buy a unit is Hobart, significantly lower that Adelaide, which ranked second. A unit in Sydney, unsurprisingly, costs the most.This FACT is indicated in thousands of dollars.