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This FACT indicates the proportion of Australian Financial Review top 50 Australian sports earners in cities as a proportion of 100,000 people. The Australian Financial Review regularly compiles lists which rank corporations and individuals according to various criteria. Each year, the publication releases the richest people in Australia list, noting their professions. According to their 2017 list, the city with the highest number of top 50 sports earners per 100,000 people is Canberra with 1.530. The lowest is Darwin and Hobart with none.
This FACT indicates the average amount of rainfall in each Australian capital city during winter. 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.
The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are taken each year in May by all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in the same year level are assessed using the same test items in the assessment domains of reading, persuasive writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
The governing body ACARA states that every year, more than one million students sit the NAPLAN tests nationally, providing students, parents, teachers, schools and school systems with important information about the literacy and numeracy achievements of students. Results also act as performance indicators that are nationally comparable and serve to inform and support improvements to teaching and learning practices.
This FACT indicates the average score that each state and territory achieved in 2017 for the level of year 3. The score, by state or territory, is calculated by averaging the mean scale of each of the 5 'domain' areas of proficiency.
Golfing is not only one of Australia’s favourite pastimes, but it also has a strong following in a professional sense. The PGA Tour of Australasia is the main competition in Australia for men. The PGA tour in Australia is one of the five licensed members of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which makes it a top tier tour. The prize money in 2013 won by contestants, ranged from A$484 to A$538,630 with 168 participating. In February 2014, Golf Digest ranked 3 Australian courses in the Top 20 in the world. This shows that Australia has the facilities and conditions to accommodate any golf lover.
This FACT indicates the number of golf courses each capital city has within a 50km area. Sydney is recognized as having the highest number, at 93, followed by Melbourne at 78. The lowest number of golf courses is Darwin, at 3.
This FACT indicates the proportion of single parents who are female in each Australian city. According to the 2016 Census, the Australian average of single female parents as a proportion of all single parents is 81.8 percent. The city with the highest proportion is Sydney at 83 percent. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 77.4 percent.