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This FACT indicates the total number of cargo in tonnes that was imported to each Australian capital city port between the years 2011 to 2012. These number are represented in millions.
These numbers have an impact on infrastructure and government policy, as well as providing insight into the self-sustainability of each city. The city with the highest number of imports is Sydney - the most heavily populated state - at 21.2 million tonnes. The city with the lowest was Hobart, at 0.9 million tonnes. In this instance, Canberra has been omitted since it has no sea ports.
This FACT indicates the population growth in numbers of each Australian capital, by comparing 2006 and 2011 ABS Census data. This data is represented in thousands.
Positive population growth rates are important for the economic health of a city. Positive growth occurs not only as a result of positive birth rates, but also immigration and domestic relocation. A large population lends itself to innovation and strong small businesses, as well as indicating the desirability and populatiry of a city.
The city with the highest population growth was Melbourne with 412,370 people. The city with the lowest growth is Hobart with 11,131 people. The numbers here are represented in thousands.
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 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 is South Australia, at 17 wine regions. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, at just 1.
This FACT indicates the percentage of the population that provide unpaid childcare across Australia. Areas with high levels of unpaid childcare may have a dominance of single income families with one significant earner, or there could be a lack of provision of paid childcare in the area. Usually, unpaid childcare is provided by close friends or family members, who are not reimbursed for their time. The level to which people care for others children can therefore indicate the role the extended family (eg. grandparents caring for grandchildren, family day care) in each city. For this reason, this FACT also appears in the Community and Safety category.