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This FACT indicates the total number of cargo in tonnes that was imported to each Australian capital city port between the years 2011 to 2012. These number are represented in millions.
These numbers have an impact on infrastructure and government policy, as well as providing insight into the self-sustainability of each city. The city with the highest number of imports is Sydney - the most heavily populated state - at 21.2 million tonnes. The city with the lowest was Hobart, at 0.9 million tonnes. In this instance, Canberra has been omitted since it has no sea ports.
This FACT indicates the estimated number of kangaroos within the certified commercial harvest areas in each state. Out of the states that have been surveyed, Queensland has the highest number of kangaroos likely attributed to the density of native flora that the kangaroos consume. In more sparsely vegetated regions such as Western Australia, the numbers are much lower.
This FACT indicates the number of people working in school education per 100,000 people in each city. Australia-wide, 2173 persons work within the school education field per 100,000. This data can be seen in the 2011 ABS Census. The city with the most people working in school education is Hobart, at 2687 per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Sydney, at 1881 per 100,000 people.
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 the population with both parents born in Australia for each capital city. The city with the most third and higher generation Australians, where first generation refers to naturalised citizens, is Hobart at 72 percent. According to the 2011 ABS Census results, the city with the lowest percentage of people with parents born in Australia is Perth at 38.5 percent. Sydney is close behind at 38.7 percent.