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This FACT indicates the proportion per 100,000 persons of cargo in tonnes that is loaded for export in each Australian city. This number is represented in thousands. The city with the highest number is the Darwin with 4,561,060 tonnes per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest was Sydney with 170,770 tonnes per 100,000 people. In this instance, Canberra has been omitted since it has no sea ports.
This FACT indicates the household electricity consumption as a proportion of 10,000 persons, measured in gigawatts per hour for each Australian. The state with the highest usage is Tasmania, with 47.5 GW/hr per 10,000 people. The state with the lowest is Victoria with 21.8 GW/hr per 10,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of couple families with children in each Australian city. According to the 2011 Census, the average percentage of couple families with children Australia-wide is 44.6. The city with the highest percentage of couple families with children is Sydney at 48.9 percent. The city with the lowest is Hobart at 40.6 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of green star rated projects by the number of construction companies that operate within the respective Australian cities.
A Green Star project is one that has been certified under the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The GBCA's Green Star rating system is awarded to projects that have been implemented with the aim of reducing their environmental impact. The project can be a building, a number of buildings, or a fit-out. The certification is given to both new projects and projects that have undergone extensive renovations. In real numbers, Melbourne and Sydney would certainly have the most green star rated projects, according to the GBCA. However, comparing the number of green-star projects against the number of construction companies, Canberra has the most, at 7.44 percent. At 1.95 percent, Hobart has the lowest percentage of construction companies that are green star rated.
This FACT compares the State and Territory Government funding spent specifically on radio and television services for the year 2012-2013. This includes radio or television program production and broadcasting, national broadcasting services, commercial broadcasting services, community broadcasting services, subscription broadcasting services, subscription narrowcasting services and open narrowcasting services. Figures are expressed in millions of dollars.