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While there are many things that make a city liveable, their order of priority is different for everyone. There are several 'Liveability Indexes' that exist, but none that weigh the things that Australians prioritise with hard data.
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This FACT indicates the total number of cargo in tonnes loaded as a result of importing and exporting in each city. This number is represented in millions. The city with the highest number is Brisbane with 36.6 million tonnes. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 1.8 million tonnes.
This FACT indicates the estimated number of kangaroos within the certified commercial harvest areas in each state. Out of the states that have been surveyed, Queensland has the highest number of kangaroos likely attributed to the density of native flora that the kangaroos consume. In more sparsely vegetated regions such as Western Australia, the numbers are much lower.
This FACT indicates how many people use public transport as a method of travelling to work, per 100,000 people. The state with the highest number is New South Wales with 4,594 in every 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Tasmania with 1,145 per 100,000 people.
Which is Australia's fattest city? This FACT indicates the proportion of overweight and obese males in each Australian city. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered as overweight, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when their body mass index (BMI), an individual's body mass divided by the square of his height, exceeds 25 kg/m2 (BMI of 25.00). When BMI exceeds 30.00, a person is considered obese.
Obesity is a real problem in Australia, which is ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. According to Monash University research, the obesity rate has risen by over 50 percent in the past 20 years.
The city with the highest population of overweight or obese males is Brisbane, at 73.2 percent. The city that scored the lowest is Darwin, at 66.6 percent. This data was collected from 2011-2012.
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.