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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.
Number of days waited for admissions from waiting lists for Total Hip Replacement surgery (Regional)
This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Total Hip Replacement surgery in the 90th percentile. 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.
This FACT indicates the number of wine producing regions within each state and territory. Wine-producing regions, or growing regions, are areas where vineyards are planted. Wine grapes mostly grow between the 30th and the 50th degree of latitude, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Grapes will sometimes grow beyond this range and minor amounts of wine are made in some very unexpected places. The state with the highest number as recorded in 2012 is South Australia with 17 wine regions. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, with just 1.
This FACT indicates the percentage of males within each Australian capital city who are obese. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered as obese, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when their body mass index (BMI – an individual's body mass divided by the square of his height) exceeds 30kg/m2 (BMI of 30.00).
Obesity is a real problem in Australia, which is ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. According to Monash University research, the obesity rate has risen over 50 percent in the past 20 years.
The city with the highest population of obese males is Brisbane at 32.8 percent. The city with the least obese males is Melbourne at 24.1 percent.
This FACT indicates the average real house price in each city by 2 kilometres from the CBD. Real pricing is defined as being adjusted for inflation. House prices in Australian cities have increased faster than any other major economy in the world. However, due to comparatively low interest rates and higher wages, living in Australia is still relatively affordable for residents. Living close to the CBD is seen as more desirable to most people due to lower travel costs for work and easy access to the action in each city. Consequently, due to high demand, houses closer to the CBD have much higher costs. The city with the highest average cost is Sydney. The city with the lowest average cost is Adelaide. Data for Canberra, Darwin and Hobart could not be obtained. Data is indicated in thousands.