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Australian Rules football, also known as Aussie Rules, is one of Australia’s most beloved sports. Born in the backyard of Australia, it is the only major sport to be invented in Australia. The governing body and national league of Aussie Rules is called the AFL. The league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL), but rebranded as the AFL in 1990 to reflect the growing number of non-Victorian based clubs joining the competition. Every year a total of the best 22 players from all teams in the AFL are strategically picked to make up the All-Australian team.
This FACT indicates the number of All-Australians since 1991 by the state and territory they were born in.
*If a player’s birthplace could not be identified, their state of origin (state where their junior career started) has been assumed as their birthplace.
*Players born overseas have not been included in this FACT.
Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person who can no longer repay the debts it owes to its creditors. This can cause alot of stress in people who are experiencing, or have experienced bankruptcy. This FACT indicates the number of bankruptcies per 10,000 persons. Northern Territory has the largest number of bankruptcies per 10,000 persons whereas Queensland has the lowest number of bankruptcies.
This FACT indicates the number of people, 15 years old and over, who are qualified in the field of Education. Australia has some of the best education facilities in the world, with many of our universities being found in the QS top 100 universities guide. In recent years there has been a surplus of teachers, however, in the field of mathematics and science there is a shortage.
Percentage of a city's population that have changed residencies within their state over 5 years until 2011
How frequently do people change their place of residence within the same state or territory? This FACT indicates the percentage of people within their greater city area that have moved from a residency within their state or territory, during the 5 years until 2011. Moving can often be tied to job opportunities or people moving from regions to their state capital.
This FACT could be impacted by housing prices and cost of living, population growth or family formation.
The city with the highest percent of residents that have moved within the same state or territory is Brisbane at 32.3 percent. The lowest is Canberra at 20.8 percent.
All of Australia enjoys warm and balmy weather, but the number of hours of sunshine in winter can vary greatly. This FACT indicates the number of winter sunshine hours per day in each of Australia's capital cities. The numbers are influenced by numerous factors, including climate and daylight savings hours. In fact, the length of the days (influenced by geographical location and distance from the equator) has a strong impact on winter sunshine hours, rather than overcast skies or wet weather. The city with the highest winter sunshine hours per day (2011) is Brisbane with 7and the lowest is Melbourne with 4. Data for Darwin and Hobart could not be obtained.