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Australians are some of the highest meat consumers in the world. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization data for 2009, Australians consume around 111.5 kilograms of meat per year on average. This number is more than double the world average of 41.9 kilograms. However, consumption patterns are starting to change, with a shift towards healthier, cheaper and more sustainable eating habits. In light of this, the number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia is growing.
This FACT indicates the number of 100% vegetarian and vegan restaurants per 100,000 persons in each state and territory. The state with the highest number of 100% vegetarian and vegan restaurants is Tasmania, at 9.45 per 100,000 persons. The state with the lowest number per 100,000 is Western Australia, at 2.37.