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This FACT indicates the total fertility rates in each Australian state. The total fertility rate (TFR) represents the number of children a female could expect to bear during her lifetime if she experienced current age-specific fertility rates at each stage of her reproductive life. The TFR is the sum of age-specific fertility rates (live births at each age of mother per 1,000 of the estimated female population of the same age). The state with the highest fertility rate is the Northern Territory at 2.206 children. The state with the lowest TFR is the Australian Capital Territory at 1.794 children.
Climate change and global warming are hot on the agenda of Australian politics. Individuals and businesses alike are becoming more attuned to the effects and costs of pollution and carbon emissions. This FACT indicates the amount in tonnes of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions by liquid fuels per 100,000 persons in each state and territory.Data for the Australian Capital Territory could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree qualification who are female. A bachelor’s degree is typically earned after undertaking 3 to 5 years undergraduate study, although this range can vary depending on the field of study, study load, and of course, the student’s diligence. These numbers correspond perfectly to data that shows Darwin has the lowest percentage of bachelor’s degrees held by men and Sydney has the highest.
This FACT indicates the percentage of population living in beach council areas within 25km of the CBD. Beach council areas are defined as local constituencies that directly border a beach. Using 2011 census data, the population of people living in the beach council areas was divided by the entire population. Australia, has 37,000 kilometres of coastline, including 11,011 recognised beaches, near which the vast majority of the population resides. 80 percent of Australians live in a coastal strip that extends from Cairns down to Adelaide, extending inland for only 50 kilometres. The coastline extends through a wide range of climates, from tropical in the north, to temperate in the south. The city with the highest percentage of people living in beach council areas is Darwin with 11.4 percent. The city with the lowest is Brisbane, with 0.3 percent
Desalination plants began to pop up in Australia during the 1997-2009 drought as a way to bolster water supply. In this process, seawater is taken and purified by using reverse osmosis technology. This FACT indicates the amount in megalitres of state water supply sourced from a desalination process per 10,000 persons in each Australian state. For the data expressed here, a zero is likely to indicate that there are not currently any desalination plants operating in these states or territories.