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The telecommunications sector is a vital part of the economy. Wide spanning and modern telecommunications infrastructure enables business and trade, and consequently, significant emphasis is placed on its expansion and upkeep in all tiers of government.
While this industry is becoming increasingly integrated with the radio communications and broadcasting industries, the measure of its growth and quality remains important. Much of the industry and infrastructural growth of the communications industry has been facilitated by technological advancement, allowing for significant expansion of existing infrastructure.
This FACT indicates the Cost Price Index of the telecommunications services in each Australian state and territory. In other words, this index indicates the price paid for this utility, using the 2011-12 index of 100 as a base.
This FACT indicates the number of people born into Generation Y (between the years 1982 and 2000), as a proportion of 100,000 people, in each Australian capital city. This number is represented in thousands.
According to the 2011 ABS Census, the city with the highest number of 'Gen Y's' is Darwin with 29,564 per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 24,787 per 100,000 people, followed closely by Adelaide with 24,929 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of persons who speak Vietnamese at home in each Australian capital city. Vietnamese migration peaked from the 1970s to the 1980s, both during and following the Vietnam War, with almost all arrivals being refugees. Since the late 1980s, most Vietnamese migration is a result of reuniting families, under the Vietnamese Family Migration Program. It is because of these migration waves, that there is a strong Vietnamese culture in Australia, with large populations in Melbourne and Sydney in particular.
The city with the highest number of people who speak Vietnamese at home is Melbourne at 85,126 persons, followed very closely by Sydney at 85,029 persons. The city with the lowest number is Hobart at 203 persons. The data presented here was collected in the 2011 ABS Census.
A startup is a company or partnership that has been newly formed with the intent of scalable business model. Startups often launch with relatively few finances with the intention of securing seed funding or venture capital. Their resurgence in recent years has engendered an increasing number of incubators and collaborative workspaces, and thus the number of these types of workspaces and the number of startups in a city is usually positively correlated. The majority of startups work within the technology and IT industries, and are becoming an increasingly important indicator of the innovation, attractiveness, and financial sustainability of a city.
This FACT indicates the number of startups in each state and territory, per 100,000 persons. While New South Wales has the most startup activity of any Australian city, Queensland has the most startups proportionate to the population size, at 7.39 startups per 100,000 persons. The Australian Capital Territory came in at a close second, at 7.27 per 100,000.
This FACT indicates the cost of a 10km taxi trip between 6:00 and 18:59 (peak time) in each Australian city (Including Flagfall). Due to a nation-wide crackdown on drink driving, coupled with relatively few public transport options and connections, taxis are, for many, the only viable transport option for a night out.
Based on results from taxifare.com.au in 2013 using the taxi fare calculator, the city with the highest fare during peak hour is Sydney, at $24.90 per 10km. The city with the cheapest fare is in Darwin at $19.08 per 10km.