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Since the majority of Australians drive to work, the cost of petrol - or gasoline - is a hot topic. In Australia, petrol prices have risen significantly over the past few years, a factor that has contributed significantly to the cost of living for many. Petrol prices vary throughout the country, though, and some Australians are required to pay more per litre than their neighbours.
This FACT indicates the average price of regular unleaded petrol in each Australian state and territory. While ABS data is available on this topic, more recent data was sourced from the Australian Institute of Petroleum. According to their data, the state with the lowest average petrol price is South Australia at 126.9 cents per litre, while the most expensive is found in Tasmania, at 139.5 cents per litre. Data for ACT is combined with NSW petrol prices.
This FACT indicates the price of a one-month gym membership in Australian capital cities.
The data were collected on the survey website, Expatistan.com for the year 2018. According to this source, which used on average price points per city to derive the average price, the city with the highest cost is Sydney, at $119 for one month. The city with the cheapest monthly gym membership is Brisbane, at $51.
This FACT indicates the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) student to teacher ratio. It is theorised that teaching can only progress as the pace of the slowest learner therfore with a smaller ratio comes more individualised learning and attention and greater progress. In general non-government schools have a lower ratio than government schools.
Which is Australia's fattest state? This FACT indicates the proportion of overweight and obese males in each Australian state/territory. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered as overweight, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when their body mass index (BMI), an individual's body mass divided by the square of his height, exceeds 25 kg/m2 (BMI of 25.00). When BMI exceeds 30.00, a person is considered obese.
Obesity is a real problem in Australia, which is ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. According to Monash University research, the obesity rate has risen by over 50 percent in the past 20 years.
The state with the highest population of overweight or obese males is Tasmania, at 74.1 percent. The state that scored the lowest is Western Australia, at 66.5 percent.
This FACT reports on the total Arts expenditure by State and Territory Governments. This combines support for art galleries, drama, dance, museums, musical performance and dance (to name a few) for the year 2012-2013. This is recorded in millions of dollars.