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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 number of golf clubs and associations in each state per 100,000 persons. Australia is home to 7 of the Golf Magazine’s top 100 golf courses in the world including the Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath in Victoria, and Australia’s oldest established golf club, the Royal Adelaide. A number of golfing packages are available in each city, allowing you to lodge comfortably in close proximity to each of the major courses over the weekend. Tasmania has the highest number of golf clubs per 100,000 persons, at 12.94. The Northern Territory has the least, at 4.81, closely followed by Queensland at 4.91.
*No data found for the ACT.
This FACT indicates the total number of deaths by overdose of narcotics and hallucinogens in each state as seen on the ABS website. These figures include deaths caused by the use of these substances in 2016, and could be either accidental or by the deliberate intent of the user. The state with the most deaths caused by drug overdose is New South Wales with 125. The state with the least is Tasmania with 3.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own three or more tablets in each Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This Fact indicates the percentage of households whose mortgage repayments are greater than 30 percent of household income (a phenomenon otherwise referred to as mortgage stress). The average percentage of Australian households spending more than 30 percent of household income on mortgage repayments is 7.2 percent. According to the 2016 ABS Census, the city with the highest percentage is Perth at 9.3 percent. The cities with the lowest are Hobart and Canberra at 5.3 percent.