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This FACT indicates the amount of cargo that is discharged in each Australian city, as a proportion of population. This number is represented in thousands.
The city with the highest number of tonnes discharged per person is the Darwin with 4,478,130 (per 100,000 people). The city with the lowest was Hobart with 425.220 tonnes per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that actively try to limit their electricity use (2010). One example of a measure used by households to reduce energy consumption is installing insulation. Over 61 per cent of households across capital cities reported their dwellings had insulation in 2008, however figures varied greatly between the cities. Motivation to limit electricity use comes from both rising electricity prices and a greater environmental awareness.
A gigawatt hour is a unit of electrical energy equal to one billion(109 watt hours, one thousand megawatt hours, 3.6 terajoules, or 3.41 billion British thermal units (Btu).
The issue is also closely related to debates surrounding environmental sustainability, including reducing carbon emissions, which is a hot topic in Australian federal politics, especially since the introduction of a 'carbon tax'.
The city with households that are most actively trying to limit their electricity use is Adelaide, with 89 percent. The city with the least is Hobart at 83.9 percent. (Data for Canberra and Darwin could not be obtained). Overall, a large percentage of households across each of the cities claimed to make a conscious effort to reduce their consumption levels
This FACT indicates the number of live music hotel and bar venues in each Australian state, according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) per 100,000 people as of September 2011.
Live music and bar venues provide entertainment to audiences, but also a stage for the creative growth and development of a community, encouraging cultural and entertainment markets. While the state with the highest number of venues is Queensland, South Australia has the most per capita, at 9.28 venues per 100,000 people. The state with the least remains the Australian Capital Territory at 3.35 venues per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of rented dwellings as a percentage of all dwellings in each Australian capital city. Data from the 2011 Census shows that 29.6 percent of occupied Australian dwellings are rented. The city with the highest percentage is Darwin at 41.9 percent. The city with the lowest is Melbourne, at 27.2 percent, followed closely by Hobart and Perth.
The value of exported sea freight is not only an indicator of a state's economy but also the level of connectivity with other nations. The value of international freight is expressed in billions of dollars.