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This FACT indicates the proportion of cargo (tonnes) per 100,000 people loaded as a result of importing and exporting in each Australian city. This data is represented in thousands. The city with the highest number is the Perth with 1,795,400 tonnes. The city with the lowest number is Sydney with 549,340 tonnes.
This FACT indicates the household internet promise index for each Australian city. The promise value is the median ratio of the actual download speed compared to the download speeds that have been subscribed to by the consumer. This is important as it indicates whether the consumer is essentially “getting what they paid for”. Australia’s total promise index is 68 percent, as listed by the Ookla Net Index. We can compare this to New Zealand, the United States, and China who achieve promise indices of 90, 93, and 102 percent respectively, meaning many people in China experience download speeds that are above what they are subscribed to.
This FACT indicates the number of volunteer firefighters per population in each Australian state. Australia has a long history of bushfires, with frequent occurances each year along its hot and dry landscape. While many native flora are dependent on the regenerative nature of bushfires, there are tendencies for the spread to affect highly populated areas resided by the Australian people. It is in these cases that volunteer firefighters are required to assist in quelling the spread of such deadly blazes.
*NOTE: These figures come from multiple sources which estimate the numbers, and are therefore approximations only.
Which Australian city smokes the most?
Smoking is a hot topic in Australia: it was the first country to introduce plain package cigarettes, and has heavy taxes on tobacco products. These federal measures are aimed at reducing the number of smokers in the country, and thereby the number of smoking-related illnesses and deaths that occur each year. The two most recent estimates for deaths caused by tobacco are by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), and the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). The DoHA estimates 14,901 tobacco-attributable deaths in Australia (based on figures from 2004-05) and the estimates 15,511 deaths (based on figures from 2003). The differences in estimates are due to differing methodologies and reference years. Based on figures from the AIHW and DoHA reports, Tobacco in Australia estimates that there are 15,000 deaths annually due to tobacco. Even with conservative methodologies, the numbers are troubling.
This FACT indicates the total percentage of smokers amongst Australians 15 years and over, per state. Data collected in 2015 indicates that the state with the highest rate of smokers is the Northern Territory, at 21.6 percent. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, at 13.1 percent.
While society as a whole is creating far more waste than ever before, the collective conscious is far more attuned to the benefit and necessity of recycling. This FACT indicates the average amount of waste recovered, in tonnes per person in each Australian capital city. Recovered waste refers to the amount of waste (both recyclables and green waste) that was recycled or reused, and therefore not sent to landfill. This data was sourced from the Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian National Waste Report 2016. When it comes to waste recovery, Adelaide leads the way, at 1.953 tonnes per person.