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The telecommunications sector is a vital part of the economy. Wide spanning and modern telecommunications infrastructure enables business and trade, and consequently, significant emphasis is placed on its expansion and upkeep in all tiers of government.
While this industry is becoming increasingly integrated with the radio communications and broadcasting industries, the measure of its growth and quality remains important. Much of the industry and infrastructural growth of the communications industry has been facilitated by technological advancement, allowing for significant expansion of existing infrastructure.
This FACT indicates the Cost Price Index of the telecommunications services in each Australian state and territory. In other words, this index indicates the price paid for this utility, using the 2011-12 index of 100 as a base.
How prosperous are the inhabitants of each Australian capital city. This FACT indicates the employment rate of each Australian city, for persons aged 15 years and over who reported being in the labour force in 2016. There is no minimum requirement of hours to be considered employed. As well as being an important topic for individuals and families, employment rates are an indicator of the economic health of a city as well as an important factor for policy makers at state and federal government. Sociologists argue that economic health encourages social health, with this in mind, interesting comparisons can be drawn between this data and crime rates, as well as other demographic features of cities.
This FACT looks the State and Territory gross value of dairy production (in A$ millions) - a measure of the overall value of the dairy industry. Cities and agritourism are influenced by the food and beverages made or grown in their vicinity. Victoria is the Dairy capital of Australia and we associate food products such as cheese with this region.
While Australia is famous for its beaches, the waters off the Australian coast can be unforgiving, with large swell and strong rips. This FACT indicates the total number of drowings that occurred on coastal beaches in each Australian state and territory throughout 2016-2017. New South Wales had the highest number of coastal drownings at 32, while the Northern Territory was the lowest at 3. No data has been entered for the Australian Capital Territory, as there is no coast.
This FACT indicates the average real house price in each city by 30 kilometres from the CBD. Real pricing is defined as being adjusted for inflation. House prices in Australian cities have increased faster than any other major economy in the world. However, due to comparatively low interest rates and higher wages, living in Australia is still relatively affordable for residents. Living close to the CBD is seen as more desirable to most people due to lower travel costs for work and easy access to the action in each city. Consequently, due to high demand, houses closer to the CBD have much higher costs. The city with the highest average cost is Sydney. The city with the lowest average cost is Adelaide. Data is indicated in thousands.