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This FACT indicates the average Internet download speeds for each city. These numbers are taken from Net Index by Ookla, which uses user driven statistics from the website speedtest.net to find the average download and upload speeds in each Australian city. This information is generated from users testing their internet speeds on the Net Index, which can then be used to find an average score. The numbers are calculated by up to 8.62 million individual IP addresses across Australia. The reason for Darwin's such high figures are due to their use of the National Broadband Network infrastructure (FTTP). The numbers are in Megabits per Second, where 1 Mbps converts to 0.125 megabytes per second of download speed.
This FACT indicates the number of wine producing regions within each state and territory. Wine-producing regions, or growing regions, are areas where vineyards are planted. Wine grapes mostly grow between the 30th and the 50th degree of latitude, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Grapes will sometimes grow beyond this range and minor amounts of wine are made in some very unexpected places. The state with the highest number as recorded in 2012 is South Australia with 17 wine regions. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, with just 1.
Corporate real estate is an important topic for the economic health of a city. The grading system used by Knight Frank categorizes primary and secondary office space by the use of advanced valuation software, rigid reporting and quality review processes and by utilising global, national and local networks. As real estate prices rise, so too does that of office space, making it increasingly difficult for small and young businesses to establish themselves, particularly in primary or central locations. As a result, secondary office space is an important factor for economic prosperity. This FACT indicates the average gross face office rent for secondary core locations, in Australian dollars per square metre per week, in each Australian capital city.
* Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra are using gross profit data, whereas with Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, only the median net profit could be found. No data was available for Darwin and Hobart.
This FACT indicates the proportion of sporting venues over 40,000 capacity that are located in each city. A sport venue is a building, structure, or place in which sporting competitions are held. These sporting venues exclude racecourses and motorsport venues. Large sporting venues can have a positive economic impact on a city by encouraging local spending, can attract domestic and international tourists, international sporting teams, and entertainers. The city that has the most stadiums per 100,000 people is Brisbane, and the city with the least is Sydney (2013). The data set excludes Canberra, Darwin and Hobart owing to the lack of sporting venues over a 40,000 person capacity.
This FACT indicates the total amount of waste disposed in tonnes per capita in each Australian state and territory. Between the years 2009 to 2010, the state which disposed the highest amount of waste per person was the Northern Territory, with 6 tonnes. The state with the lowest waste generation is South Australia, with 0.64 tonnes per person.