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This FACT indicates the area of broadacre in hectares. Across Australia, these crops span 253,194 km & up and are used in the agricultural industry. This number is represented in millions.
Broadacre is defined as land suitable for farms practicing large-scale crop (agriculture) operations, and includes wheat, oats, barley, triticale, sorghum, rice, maize, other cereals, canola, other oilseeds, peanuts, other pulses, cotton lint, and sugar cane for crushing. Across Australia, these crops span 253,194 kilometres and above. The state with the largest area in 2012/13 is Western Australia with 8,188,398 hectares. The Australian Capital Territory is the smallest with 402 hectares.
How quickly can I jump off a plane and get into the heart of the city? Will I have to pay the taxi driver a fortune? How much time will I need to allocate to travel to the airport? Many travellers are familiar with the frustration of long distances to the airport, which often result in lost time and expensive transit rides.
This FACT indicates the shortest possible distance in kilometres that Australian capital cities' main airport is located from the GPO (city centre). The data presented here was taken from Google Maps in 2014.
This FACT indicates the number of admissions from waiting lists for elective surgery in each state between 2013 and 2014. The values given are from a select group of hospitals from each state and do not represent the total number of admissions from every hospital in each state. Hospital admissions for elective surgery in Australia have increased over the last few years by as much as 2.9% each year on average. Between 2008 and 2013, admissions from waiting lists increased in every state and territory except for Tasmania. The state/territory with the highest total admission is New South Wales, at 216,675. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory at 7594.
This FACT indicates the percentage of on time arrivals in each Australian capital city. According to the Bureau of Infrastructure and Regional Economics, the on-time performance is reported for all routes where the passenger load averages over 8000 passengers a month, and only if two or more airlines operate in competition. The data reports by airport against flights operated on those routes only. The capital city where you are most likely to arrive on time is Adelaide, at 86.2 percent.
This FACT indicates the amount of State and Territory Government funding spent on visual arts and crafts in 2012-2013. This includes the production and retailing of one-off or limited series visual arts and crafts products in either traditional or contemporary styles including digital works. Visual arts and crafts products include paintings, murals, drawings, cartoons, prints, photographic works of art, art installations, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, woven or printed textile art, clothing and wearables, carvings, furniture, glass craft, metal craft and leather craft. Commercial photography services are also included. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.