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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 2016 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 Darwin at A$1,052 per week and the lowest was Adelaide, with an average weekly income of A$617 per week.
This FACT indicates the victims of household motor vehicle theft as a percentage of each state's population. There were around 60,900 motor vehicles stolen in 2016-17 alone. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, the majority of thefts are carried out by young, opportunistic thieves, who are responsible for every 3 out of 4 cars stolen. It is estimated that vehicle theft costs the community AUD 1 billion each year, and so reducing Australia’s vehicle theft rate is high on the agenda for all tiers of government. The Australian Institute of Criminology has collected useful resources on the subject which supplements its own research. The state/territory with the highest percentage is the Northern Territory, at 1.1 percent. The state with the lowest theft rate is South Australia, at 0.3 percent.
Corporate real estate is an important topic for the economic health of a city. The grading system used by Knight Frank categorizes primary and secondary office space by the use of advanced valuation software, rigid reporting and quality review processes and by utilising global, national and local networks. As real estate prices rise, so too does that of office space, making it increasingly difficult for small and young businesses to establish themselves, particularly in primary or central locations. As a result, secondary office space is an important factor for economic prosperity. This FACT indicates the average gross face office rent for 'B Grade' office space, in Australian dollars per square metre per week, in each Australian capital city's CBD.
*No data was available for Darwin and Hobart.
This FACT indicates the total length of roads in each Australian state per 100,000 persons, measured in kilometres. It includes highways, arterial roads, local roads, and busways in both urban and non-urban settings. The state with the greatest total length of roads per 100,000 persons is the Northern Territory, with 8426.3 kilometres, followed by Western Australia, with 6361.2 kilometres. In last place is Australia's smallest mainland territory, the Australian Capital Territory, with 867.6 kilometres.
Australia is one of the biggest exporters of wine in the world, with approximately 747 million litres of wine exported internationally each year. This means that more Australian wine is consumed overseas rather than in Australia. The Australian wine industry is therefore vital to Australia’s economy, particularly for reasons such as production, employment, export and tourism.
This FACT indicates the dollar value made from the international export of wines by each Australian state and territory from the years 2010 to 2011. The values here are represented in thousands (000’s). The state with the highest amount of value made from the international export of wines is South Australia, at A$1.2 Billion a year. The Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory ranked the lowest at a combined value of A$50,000.
In this instance, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has combined the data for both territories and it was not possible to gain individual statistics, thus both have been recorded as zero.