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How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Australia? Unsurprisingly, this number varies dramatically depending on size and suburb, and there is also great disparity between cities. This FACT indicates the median rental rate for a house in each Australian capital city. The median has been utilised as it gives a more accurate reflection of the overall data set. The median value is the middle price in a series of sales, where half of the sales are of lower value and half are of higher value. Here, all house types and sizes have been considered. The data represents the statistics for the July Quarter in 2015. In Australia, rent and mortgage repayments are generally calculated in weekly instalments, and so the data here represents weekly repayments.
The city with the highest rental prices is Sydney with an average of $592 per week. Hobart has the lowest at $336 per week.
This FACT indicates the number of Amphetamine-type seizures recorded in each Australian state. This data presents the number of seizures induced by Amphetamine-type stimulants, which encompass drugs under both amphetamines and phenethylamines groupings. These recorded seizure numbers have been undertaken by both state/territory police, as well as the Australian Federal Police.
Cities with a high number of carparks (relative to the number of workers) are said to increase overall car dependence, and dissuade commuters from opting for public transport. For this reason, the increase of available parking spaces is not increasing proportionately with demand, as city councils are trying to actively limit their availability. It also explains the increase in prices of undercover car parking in Australia's capitals.
This FACT indicates the projected number of CBD carparks per 1,000 workers in 2013, (that is, spaces within carpark buildings designed for that purpose) in each Australian capital city. This is according to the 2012 Colliers International, Australian CBD Car Park White Paper.
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. The 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 percentage of all students scoring at or above the national minimum average from each state or territory. The national minimum is the agreed minimum standard expected of students within their own year level, and is represented as the second lowest band on the achievement scale. Children who score in the lowest band are likely to need focussed intervention to progress through schools. The percentages presented here were calculated from the average percentage score forall subject areas and across all year levels in each state and territory.
Note: as the data interpreted is preliminary, results are subject to a degree of error that is likely to be within the vicinity of 0.01 - 0.5 of a percent.
The information is state based (REGIONAL)
This FACT indicates the proportion of cattle livestock used for milk production in each state and territory. This is an important indicator, since dairy is Australia's third largest rural industry, and a major regional employer. The employment generated through the dairy industry is not limited to on-site farm work, but extends to processing, manufacturing and distribution of all dairy products. Australians are amongst the largest milk consumers per capital, as well as a top exporter of the product.
The state with the highest percentage in 2013 is Victoria with 43.25 percent. The state with the lowest is tied between the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory with 0 percent.