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Karaoke, originally popularised by the Japanese and spread throughout central and South East Asia, has taken off on all corners of the globe. Australian ciites are no exception, with their growing presence can likely be attributed to Australia's large number or people with Asian heritage.
This FACT indicates the number of karaoke bars that are within the capital city of each Australian state The number of karaoke bars has little to do with the city's population size, and more to do with people’s preference in entertainment. Perth, for example, has a total of 40 karaoke bars while Melbourne - a larger city in terms of population - has 38. These figures were taken from Yellow Pages online listings in 2014, and provide a good estimate of actual numbers.