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This FACT indicates the average sea temperatures during one year in Australian cities. This indicator is an important one for many Australians and tourists, given the country's thousands of kilometres of coastline and beach culture. The city with the highest average sea temperature throughout the year is Darwin with 29.08; unsurprising given its tropical climate. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 14.39 degrees. Data for Canberra is not applicable, given it is situated over 100 kilometres inland.
This FACT indicates the amount in tonnes of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions by gaseous fuels, both natural and synthetic, as a proportion of 100,000 persons in each Australian capital city. These figures have been calculated by taking the total volume of greenhouse gas emissions by gaseous fuels in each state and dividing it by 100,000.
*NOTE: Data for the ACT could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the number of women who smoked during pregnancy per 100,000 persons in each Australian state. Studies have shown that smoking while pregnant can decrease the amount of oxygen available to your child during the pregnancy, increase the chance of a miscarriage, increase the chance of a premature birth and can increase the risk of the baby being born with damage to its respiratory system. Nationally, 10.4 percent of women smoked during pregnancy. The data presented here reflects numbers for 2015. The state/territory with the highest number per 100,000 persons is the Northern Territory at 370.58 women per 100,000 smoking during pregnancy. The state/territory with the lowest is New South Wales at 112.86, followed closely by the Australian Capital Territory, at 118.27.
This FACT indicates the percentage of one-parent families, in each Australian capital city. The city with the lowest percentage of one-parent families is Darwin, with 14.1 percent. The city with the highest percentage is Hobart with 18.7 percent.
This FACT looks at expenditure specifically targeting cultural heritage activities by State and Territory governments in support of the Arts in the year 2012-2013. This includes the acquisition, collection management, conservation, interpretation, communication and exhibition of heritage objects and artefacts. Figures are expressed in millions of dollars.