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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 gas usage for other industries per 100,000 persons (gigalitres) in each Australian state and territory. The state with the highest usage is South Australia, at 120.1 GL per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, at 0.8 GL per 100,000 people.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the total number of restaurants that are listed within the Yellow Pages in each Australian city. It excludes fast food restaurants and function centres. Note that not all restaurants are listed in public listing directories, and so the numbers should be regarded with caution. However, while there are no exact figures on the number of restaurants and eateries operating in each city, the disparity of numbers still affords an interesting figure from which to extrapolate. According to the Yellow Pages listings in January 2014, Sydney has the highest number of restaurants (5466), while Darwin had the lowest (141).
Numeracy - Percentage of Year 5 Indigenous students at or above the national minimum standard (Regional)
It is important to acknowledge the educational gap that exists with Indigenous Australians and how we need to collectively bridge this as a social priority by all levels of government.
This FACT looks at state gorvernment funding for libraries (in 2012-2013). Libraries are an important resource in supporting educational and learning endeavours, as well as providing accessible and free-to-the-public common spaces used by community groups and organisations. Investment into these facilities therefore represents an important part of educational and community expenditure.
This FACT indicates the total carbon emissions, a form of greenhouse gas, of each state in 2009. The data is represented in millions of tonnes, and includes all types of carbon emissions, including those coming from the building, agricultural, and mining industries. This is a hot topic in Australia, and is high on the agenda for both federal and state governments, particularly since the introduction of the carbon tax in the federal government.
The state with the highest total carbon emissions is New South Wales with 154 million tonnes in 2009. The state with the least was the Australian Capital Territory at 1 million tonnes.