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Australia is renowned all over the world for its very dry weather, particularly in the central and southern regions of the country. However, toward the north it becomes more tropical and rain levels are higher. This FACT indicates the amount of rainfall in millimetres that fell in the summer of 2014/2015 (December 2014 through to February 2015). Places such as Darwin and Brisbane receive ample amounts of rainfall with 1004.2 and 721.6 mm respectively. In comparison, places such as Adelaide and Perth receive 48.6 and 42 mm respectively. The weather in Australia is largely sporadic, and relies on the el nino and la nina weather systems to determine the intensity and duration of the weather. Cities to the north however experience wetter weather due to its North-Eastern approach. The cities futher South are generally drier because any wet weather that has to travel across Australia must travel through desert and is substantially diminished in the process.
This FACT indicates the proportion of diagnosed HIV cases per 100,000 people in Australian states and territories. HIV (AIDS) is a condition which causes a progressive failure of the immune system allowing life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. The state with the most cases of diagnosed HIV is Queensland, with 5.4 per 100,000 people. The state with the least is Tasmania with 2 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the gas usage for electricity, gas and water per 100,000 persons (gigalitres) in each Australian state and territory. The state/territory with highest usage is the Northern Territory, at 579.4 GL per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest usage is New South Wales, at 16.8 GL per 100,000 people.
*Data for South Australia, Queensland, the ACT and Victoria could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates how many people use trucks to commute to work as a proportion of 100,000 persons in each Australian state. This data represents the numbers for 2011. The state with the highest number is Queensland at, 591 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is the Northern Territory, at 343 per 100,000 people.
Traffic control fines are huge sources of income for state governments. In the year 2012/13, for example, the Adelaide City Council collected A$6 million in traffic-related fines alone. An expiation fine is issued when a motor vehicle excceds the specified time limit which has been allocated for a parking space.
This FACT indicates the cost of a standard expiation parking fine in each Australian city. The city with the highest parking fine is Sydney at $86. The city with the lowest fine is Hobart at $25.