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This FACT indicates the median personal weekly income of each capital city. Personal income is an individual’s total earnings from wages, investment interest, and other sources, and before deductions for tax, superannuation contributions, health insurance, salary sacrificed, or any other automatic deductions. The 2011 Census collected personal weekly income for all persons aged 15 years and over. People were asked to report the total of all their wages and salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and any other income they usually receive. The median has been utilised here as it gives a more accurate reflection of the overall data set, as it is not impacted by outliers (or figures that lie far outside of the regular data range). The city with the highest average personal weekly income is Canberra at A$942 per week and the lowest was Adelaide, with an average weekly income of A$554 per week.
This FACT indicates the total number of bushfires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes that occurred in each state between 1900 and 2012. The state with the highest number of natural disasters was tied between Victoria and Western Australia, each with 36. The state with the lowest was the Australian Capital Territory, with 2.
This FACT compares the financial support for film and video production from State and Territory Governments for the year 2012-2013. This includes the production or post-production of films, videos or other media containing moving images, the acquisition of distribution rights and the distribution of films and video productions for exhibition to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations and to other businesses for hire, sale or resale. Figures are expressed as millions of dollars.
This FACT indicates the total number of beds per 1,000 people within each Australian state's hospitals. This FACT takes into account the number of hospital beds in public hospitals only.
While the term 'hospital bed' (a bed specifically designed for use in a hospital) can refer to the actual bed, the term 'bed' is also used to describe the amount of space in a health care facility. In other words, the capacity of a hospital is measured in the number of beds available for patients.
According to data collected by the AIHW in 2011-2012, the state with the most hospital beds per 1,000 people is tied between the Northern Territory and South Australia, at 3.28 beds per 1,000 persons. The state with the smallest number of hospital beds is Tasmania, at 2.40 beds per 1,000 people.
The value of exported sea freight is not only an indicator of a state's economy but also the level of connectivity with other nations. The value of international freight is expressed in billions of dollars.