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Australia is renowned all over the world for its very dry weather, particularly in the central and southern regions of the country. However, toward the north it becomes more tropical and rain levels are higher. This FACT indicates the amount of rainfall in millimetres that fell in the summer of 2014/2015 (December 2014 through to February 2015). Places such as Darwin and Brisbane receive ample amounts of rainfall with 1004.2 and 721.6 mm respectively. In comparison, places such as Adelaide and Perth receive 48.6 and 42 mm respectively. The weather in Australia is largely sporadic, and relies on the el nino and la nina weather systems to determine the intensity and duration of the weather. Cities to the north however experience wetter weather due to its North-Eastern approach. The cities futher South are generally drier because any wet weather that has to travel across Australia must travel through desert and is substantially diminished in the process.
This FACT also appears under Climate and Environment as unranked.
This FACT indicates the household gas usage in gigalitres per 100,000 persons, in each Australian state. The state with the highest usage is Victoria with 48.3 GL per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Tasmania with 0.6 GL per 100,000 people.
*Data for the ACT and the Northern Territory 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 percentage of the population whose parents were both born overseas, and is sourced from the 2011 ABS Census. The city with the highest percentage of first generation Australians is unsurprisingly Sydney, at 49.4 percent; which is in keeping with the percentage of people with non-Australian ancestry. The city with the lowest is again Hobart, at 17.2 percent. The Australian average is 34.3 percent, or just over one third of Australia's population.
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.