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This FACT indicates the number of people in each city 15 years and over who have a certificate level education. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions are most often the place in which students complete their vocational education and training (VET). TAFE courses are often short with certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas also being offered. Some TAFE institutions also offer High Education courses. Accredited qualifications that can be gained at TAFE include business management, community services, hospitality, beauty and fitness amongst other courses. The city with the highest proportion of people with a certificate level education is by far Sydney, with 590,685 persons. Canberra has the least at 22,095 persons.
Australia has a strong sheep industry, and Australians are amongst the biggest consumers of lamb in the world. Not only bred for their meat, sheep are also bred for their wool and lanolin, used to make cosmetics and oils.
This FACT indicates the amount of sheep that are bred and harvested for their wool and meat as a percentage of the total number of sheep in each Australian state and territory.
This FACT indicates the total number of beds per 10,000 people within each Australian state's hospitals. While the term 'hospital bed' (a bed specifically designed for use in a hospital) can refer to the actual bed, the term 'bed' is also used to describe the amount of space in a health care facility. In other words, the capacity of a hospital is measured in the number of beds available for patients. The states with the most hospital beds per 10,000 people are the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia, at 2.9 beds per 10,000 people. The city with the smallest proportion is Queensland, at 0.6 beds per 10,000 people.
Finding and keeping a job is a frequent topic of discussion across all industries and communities. The majority of Australians have a positive professional narrative, with unemployment rates across the country relatively low, particularly when compared to international standards. The unemployment rate in Australia was last reported at 6.0 percent in February 2018. Historically, from 1978 until 2013, Australia's unemployment rate has averaged 7.0 percent. In February 1993 it reached an all-time high of 12.1 percent, and sixteen years later, a record low of just 3.9 percent in July 2007.
This FACT indicates the unemployment rate of each Australian state/territory, which is defined as the number of people actively looking for a job, as a percentage of the labour force in February 2018. In Australia, there is no minimum requirement of hours to be considered unemployed. In other words, a person who works one hour per week is considered employed. The state/territory with the lowest unemployment rate is the Northern Territory, at 4.2 percent. The state/territory with the highest rate of unemployment is Queensland at 7.0 percent. South Australia and Western Australia a close second at 6.7 percent.
The value of exported sea freight is not only an indicator of a state's economy but also the level of connectivity with other nations. The value of international freight is expressed in billions of dollars.