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This FACT indicates the percentage of households that actively try to limit their electricity use (2010). One example of a measure used by households to reduce energy consumption is installing insulation. Over 61 per cent of households across capital cities reported their dwellings had insulation in 2008, however figures varied greatly between the cities. Motivation to limit electricity use comes from both rising electricity prices and a greater environmental awareness.
A gigawatt hour is a unit of electrical energy equal to one billion(109 watt hours, one thousand megawatt hours, 3.6 terajoules, or 3.41 billion British thermal units (Btu).
The issue is also closely related to debates surrounding environmental sustainability, including reducing carbon emissions, which is a hot topic in Australian federal politics, especially since the introduction of a 'carbon tax'.
The city with households that are most actively trying to limit their electricity use is Adelaide, with 89 percent. The city with the least is Hobart at 83.9 percent. (Data for Canberra and Darwin could not be obtained). Overall, a large percentage of households across each of the cities claimed to make a conscious effort to reduce their consumption levels
Which is Australia's largest university state or territory? This FACT indicates the number of domestic students that are enrolled at university within each Australian state and territory from the year 2016. This number is represented in thousands. The enrolments take into account the numbers enrolled in each university, and not the home state or territory of the students enrolled.
*Domestic university students that are enrolled with private providers have been added to this count.
This FACT indicates the number of people who speak Spanish at home in each city. Immigration from Latin America and Spain is less frequent than immigration from other European countries,and between the years of 2006 and 2011 Australia’s Latino and Spanish born population increased by 6.4 percent.
The city with the highest number is Sydney at 56,337 persons speaking Spanish at home. The city with the lowest number is Darwin, at 368 persons.
This FACT indicates the percentage of secondary students that complete their year 12 studies across each state from the year 2017. Within Australia, Year 12 attainment is regarded as a key factor in the formal development of an individual's skills and knowledge. Those who have completed Year 12 have a greater likelihood of continuing with further study, particularly in tertiary education, as well as entering into the workforce.
This indicator was sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website which outlines the year 12 attainment percentage of each city in the year 2017. From these statistics, high school students in the Australian Capital Territory were found to have the highest completion rate at 84.9 percent. The Northern Territory had the lowest completion rate, at 63.1 percent.
This FACT indicates the household electricity consumption as a proportion of 100,000 persons, measured in gigawatts per hour for each Australian. The state with the highest usage is Tasmania, with 457.55 GW/hr per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is the Northern Territory with 161.45 GW/hr per 100,000 people.