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Which state has the most libraries? Libraries provide an important public service, and increase accessibility to information. Libraries are also pinnacles of the sharing economy, which is increasing in popularity across the world, and allow equal access to information to all citizens.
This FACT indicates the number of libraries per 100,000 people in each state and territory from the years 2015 to 2016. The main activities of libraries are the acquisition, collection, organisation, preservation and loan of library materials such as books, magazines, manuscripts, musical scores, maps and prints. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building, a room, or a virtual space. This count only includes physical spaces, since virtual libraries can be accessed from anywhere.
The number of libraries was then calculated as a proportion of the population. The state with the highest number is the Northern Territory at 13 libraries per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Canberra at 2 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of live music clubs and venues (registered sport and cultural) in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011.
The state with the highest number is New South Wales with 703. The state with the least is Tasmania with 16.
This FACT indicates how many people use public transport as a method of travelling to work, per 100,000 people. The city with the highest number is Sydney with 23,256 in every 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 5,289 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of people, 15 years old and over, who are qualified in the field of Education. Australia has some of the best education facilities in the world, with many of our universities being found in the QS top 100 universities guide. In recent years there has been a surplus of teachers, however, in the field of mathematics and science there is a shortage.
This FACT indicates the average temperature in winter of each Australian capital city using data from as early as 1855 to 2015. The island continent of Australia features a wide range of climates, with tropical weather in the north, a hot, dry and arid climate through the interior, and mild - often referred to as Mediterranean - regions of the south and west.
Because of the disparity of climatic zones, highest and lowest temperatures should be viewed with caution, and compared to the average rainfall during different seasons; especially if used for planning a holiday or for relocation. Generally, winters are warm in the north and cooler in the south, with overnight frosts common in inland areas south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Only well above sea level does Australia experience the cold winters that can be felt in many parts of North America or Northern Europe.
The city with the lowest average minimum temperature is Hobart with just above 12°C (12.27), closely followed by Canberra at 12.43°C. The city with the highest average minimum temperature is Darwin with 30.90°C, unsurprising given its tropical climate. Temperatures for Canberra have only been recorded from 2008 to 2018.