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WHERE DOES EACH CITY DO WELL... OR FALL BEHIND?
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Combined Median price for houses and units

This FACT indicates the Median prices are based on sales measured at the end of October 2015 and the figure is the combined median for houses and units.

Number of cellar doors (Regional)

The wine industry in Australia continues to grow year by year. Australian wine regions are recognised worldwide as being some of the greatest in world. Australia’s international reputation is proven by the 750 million litres of wine that goes to the international export market each year speaks accolade in terms of Australia’s reputation as a wine producing company. In fact, only 40% of wine produced in Australia is consumed domestically.

This FACT indicates the number of cellar doors in each state and territory. A cellar door allows people to purchase wine directly from the wine company. Victoria has the most cellar doors, at 526. The territory with the least amount is the Northern Territory, which has none. 

*The data for the Australian Capital Territory’s count of cellar doors has been included in the New South Wales count.

Number of people 15 years and over who have a certificate level education per 100,000 persons.

This FACT indicates the number of people in each city 15 years and over who have a certificate level education per 100,000 persons. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions are most often the place in which students complete their vocational education and training (VET). TAFE courses are often short with certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas also being offered. Some TAFE institutions also offer High Education courses. Accredited qualifications that can be gained at TAFE include business management, community services, hospitality, beauty and fitness amongst other courses.

Percentage of population enrolled in non-government primary schools

This FACT indicates the percentage of people enrolled in primary (non-government including Catholic and other non-government schools) schools in each city. the data is from the year 2011. The city with the highest percentage is Adelaide at 3.25 percent. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 2.18 percent.

Percentage of population walking or cycling for work purposes

How fit are Australians? When compared to cities around the world, Australian city dwellers walk and cycle much less than those in other cities around the world. This is partly explained by the vast distances and urban sprawl that are prominent characteristics of all Australian capital cities. The levels of car dependency in Australia have therefore been on the increase (in vehicle kilometres travelled), at a rate much faster than the population growth. Car dependency leads to infrastructural and environmental issues like traffic congestion, particularly in the larger capitals where infrastructure and public transport provisions have not kept pace with growth rates. Pollution and carbon emissions are a growing problem, aggravated by high vehicle use of a growing and aging population.

This FACT indicates the percentage of people who are helping to balance this equation, by either walking or cycling for their commute to and from work. The Australian city with the highest percentage of people using non-motorised vehicles for work purposes is Darwin, at 7.54 percent(this is not what your data table says). The city with the lowest is Perth, at 3.41 percent(not in the data table). – I did wonder if this title also suggests that people rely on either walking or cycling as part of their work, eg bicycle courier – I’m assuming this is not what the data was saying.

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