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This FACT indicates the amount of rainfall in each Australian capital city during the winter of 2015. In wintertime, the regions that are usually very dry for the remainder of the year, experience heavier rainfall than usual. From June to August, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide (the southernmost cities with the exception of Hobart), which are the driest in summer, are the wettest in winter due to the southern cold troughs bringing a cool change and rain. All of the tropical cities experience less rainfall in this season due to the El Nino weather system that instigates a cool water change, as the winds bring the warm water to the other side of the Pacific.
Australia sent over 400 athletes to compete at the London Olympic Games. Australia won a total of 35 medals in London, of which 7 were gold, 16 silver and 12 bronze. 94 athletes returned with a medal and a total medal count of 107 medals was accrued due multiple winnings by athletes as well as group/team wininngs. But which states or territories outperformed the others? This FACT indicates the number of London Olympic Medalists by home state or territory. The state with the high number of medal winners was New South Wales, with 36 medals. the sate witht the least was the ACT, with 0.
This FACT indicates the number of live music night club venues in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011. The state with the highest number is Victoria at 32 venues. The state with the lowest is tied between the Northern Territory and Tasmania at 1 each.
This FACT indicates the percentage of gay and lesbian couples in the greater capital city of each city. The statistics vary substantially between cities. In Sydney and Canberra, the percentage of gay and lesbian couples is equal at 1.1 percent, whereas in Adelaide and Perth, the percentage is at 0.6 percent. Statistically, Australia wide there are more gay couples, however, in Sydney and Melbourne there is a higher number of lesbian couples.
This FACT indicates the amount of State and Territory Government financial support for dance in the years 2012-2013. Funding includes the presentation of dance performances, including ballet, classical, modern or contemporary dance and for the provision of choreography services. The data are represented in millions of dollars.