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While there are many things that make a city liveable, their order of priority is different for everyone. There are several 'Liveability Indexes' that exist, but none that weigh the things that Australians prioritise with hard data.
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The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are taken each year in May by all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in the same year level are assessed using the same test items in the assessment domains of reading, persuasive writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
The governing body ACARA states that every year, more than one million students sit the NAPLAN tests nationally, providing students, parents, teachers, schools and school systems with important information about the literacy and numeracy achievements of students. Results also act as performance indicators that are nationally comparable and serve to inform and support improvements to teaching and learning practices.
This FACT indicates the average score that each state and territory achieved in 2015 for the level of year 3. The score, by state or territory, is calculated by averaging the mean scale of each of the 5 'domain' areas of proficiency.
Australians are some of the highest meat consumers in the world. According to United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization data for 2009, Australians consume around 111.5 kilograms of meat per year on average. This number is more than double the world average of 41.9 kilograms. However, consumption patterns are starting to change, with a shift towards healthier, cheaper and more sustainable eating habits. In light of this, the number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia is growing.
This FACT indicates the number of 100% vegetarian and vegan restaurants in each state and territory.
This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Cardio-thoracic surgery in the 90th percentile. Cardio-thoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of conditions in the heart and chest. The 90th percentile means that 90 percent of the people admitted from waiting lists are admitted within and beyond 365 days. The other 10% are outliers and fall outside the range of the other 90 percent either above or below. The state/territory with the highest number of days waited is Victoria at 112 days. The state/territory with the lowest number of days waited is the Western Australia at 68 days. According to AIHW, the Northern Territory does not perform cardio-thoracic surgeries.
This FACT indicates the number of people who have completed year 12 or equivalent in each Australian capital. While it is compulsory for children to attend school from the ages 5 to 15, and in some cases 17, it is not compulsory to complete high school after these ages. The age at which you can leave school varies from state to state. Because of this, Australia does not have very high year 12 completion rates. Many students choose to end their high school education in order to pursue career paths and options that do not require the completion of year 12 studies or their equivalent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own three or more tablets in each Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.