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This FACT indicates the proportion of new motor vehicle sales (not including motorbikes) that occured in 2010-2011 per 100,000 people. While this can be deemed a burden in terms of the negative environmental impact, it is also an indicator of economic prosperity, and is therefore sorted from high to low.
The state/territory with the highest number of new car sales is the Australian Capital Territory, 4.4 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Tasmania with 1.5 per 100,000 people. This is a rather predictable result since Canberra and Hobart also represent the cities with the highest and lowest median household annual income.
This FACT indicates the number of Australians with Islamic affiliation in each capital city, per 100,000 persons. Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, considered by its adherents to be the word of Allah, (Arabic for God) (Wikipedia, 2014). Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country and makes up 13 percent of the world’s Muslim population. Islam is also widely practiced in South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Results from the 2011 Census show that the city with the highest proportion of people with Islamic affiliation is Sydney, at 4740 per 100,000 persons. The city with the lowest number is Hobart, at 548.
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.
Which city has the slimmest males? Obesity and being overweight is a real problem in Australia, which is classified as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The phenomenon has been described as an 'epidemic' because of how quickly Ausralian waistlines have expanded and thereby increased the chance and frequency of weight-related illnesses. The Australian Bureau of Statistics classifies a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.00 and above as overweight. This FACT indicates the proportion of people within a normal weight range (BMI of 24.99 and under) in each capital.
The city with the highest proportion of males who weigh within the normal weight range is Darwin, at 33.4 percent.
Research shows that penalties for speeding such as demerit points or cost can often be an effective tool in reducing the number of accidents on our roads. The 'Cameras Save Lives' campaign by the Victorian Government is typical of the rationale.
The cost of infringements is extremely high in most Australian cities, though some face more punitive fines than others. This FACT indicates the cost of a speeding fine in each Australian city when the speed of the vehicle exceeds to exactly 15 km/hr over the designated speed limit. Note: the fine is for cars and not necessarily heavy vehicles.