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Australia is a country which is famously known to be gird by seas. Much of the Australian lifestyle revolves around the sea with all of the cities within relatively close proximity to it. The coastal land is more fertile and arable than inland Australia, therefore we have been forced to move to the countrys' borders.
This FACT indicates the length of coastline in each Australian state in kilometers. Western Australia has the longest coastline with 12913 kilometers, whereas the ACT which has no ocean coastal region, but does border a lake has only 36 kilometers.
Karaoke, originally popularised by the Japanese and spread throughout central and South East Asia, has taken off on all corners of the globe. Australian ciites are no exception, with their growing presence can likely be attributed to Australia's large number or people with Asian heritage.
This FACT indicates the number of karaoke bars that are within the capital city of each Australian state The number of karaoke bars has little to do with the city's population size, and more to do with people’s preference in entertainment. Perth, for example, has a total of 40 karaoke bars while Melbourne - a larger city in terms of population - has 38. These figures were taken from Yellow Pages online listings in 2014, and provide a good estimate of actual numbers.
This FACT indicates the number of people in each Australian capital who are affiliated with Buddhism per 100,000 persons. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama The word ‘Buddha’ means the awakened or enlightened one. It is primarily practiced in Asia, and Buddhist tradition acknowledge that the roots of the religion lie in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent, where the Buddha lived and taught.
Data from the 2011 ABS Census shows that the city with the highest proportion of people with Buddhist affiliation, is Sydney at 4,108 per 100,000 persons. Hobart has the lowest number, at 858 per 100,000 persons.
Which city has the slimmest females? Obesity and being overweight is a real problem in Australia, which is classified as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The phenomenon has been described as an 'epidemic' because of how quickly Australian waitlines have expanded and thereby increased the chance and frequency of weight-related illnesses. Thus, the percentage of those who fall within a normal weight range is lower than desired. Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.00 and above is classified as overweight by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This FACT indicates the percentage of females within a normal weight range (BMI of 24.99 and under) in each capital.
The city with the highest proportion of females who weigh within the normal weight range is Melbourne, at 46.1 percent
This FACT indicates the percentage of persons aged 15 years and over who are married, in each capital city. On average, 49.2 percent of Australia's population are in a registered marriage. These statistics were taken from the 2011 ABS Census and excludes de facto status relationships.
The city with the highest percent of married persons is Hobart, with 52 percent, closely followed by Adelaide, at 51 percent. The least-wedded capital is Darwin, at 42.5 percent.