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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 average time (months) that a 'job seeker' is registered with Centrelink within the greater area of each capital city. A 'job seeker' is described by the Department of Employment, as a person that is actively registered with Job Services Australia. The city with the largest average time spent as a registered job seeker is Hobart, at 31 months. The city with the lowest average time spent as a registered job seeker is Darwin, at 22 months.
This FACT indicates the electricity usage (gigawatt/hr) for all other industries in each state and territory as a proportion of 10,000 people. The state/territory with the highest usage was the Northern Territory with 88.9 GW/hr per 10,000 people. The state with the lowest is Western Australia with 24.5 GW/hr per 100,000 people. Data for Canberra could not be obtained.
The Australian pig industry makes up an important part of Australia's agricultural income. According to Australian Pork Limited (a producer-owned organisation promoting the Australian pork industry), as of October 2013, the Australian pig industry exported pork to 26 countries around the world, with Singapore and Puapa New Guinea the top importers of Australian pork.
This FACT indicates the total number of pigs in each of the Australian states. These numbers are represented in thousands. While there are 100 and 160 agricultural pig businesses in Tasmania and Western Australia respectively, there is no data for these two states in 2012-2013.
This FACT indicates the participation rate of children aged 5 to 14 in organized dancing activities, in each state and territory. These percentages include dancing activities that are organised by schools, private dance schools, and dance groups, for the year 2012.
The state/territory with the highest rate of participation is the Australian Capital Territory at 16.6 percent. The state/territory with the lowest rate is the Northern Territory at 11.2 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households using purchased bottled water as a water source. Bottled water is used in some areas in lieu of mains water mainly for drinking, as it is deemed tastier or healthier than tap water. The data was collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2013. Statistics for the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory could not be obtained.