Compare city performance across multiple topics to discover how Australia's capitals perform in different sectors.
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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.
This FACT indicates the number of people with Greek ancestry determined by the birthplace of their parents per 100,000 persons. This includes the birth of either both parents overseas, their father only born overseas, their mother only born overseas, both parents born in Australia, or birthplace not stated. The city with highest number per 100,000 persons is Melbourne, at 3614, closely followed by Adelaide at 2832.36. The city with the lowest number is Perth, at 697 per 100,000.
Australians are some of the highest meat consumers in the world. According to United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization data for 2009, Australians consume around 111.5 kilograms of meat per year on average. This number is more than double the world average of 41.9 kilograms. However, consumption patterns are starting to change, with a shift towards healthier, cheaper and more sustainable eating habits. In light of this, the number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia is growing.
This FACT indicates the number of 100% vegetarian and vegan restaurants in each state and territory.
This FACT indicates how many people use public transport as a method of travelling to work, per 100,000 people. The city with the highest number is Sydney with 23,256 in every 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 5,289 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that use wood as an energy source in each capital city in 2014. The use of woodfire ovens has seen a downward trend in recent years, with most dwellings using electric or gas-powered heaters. This figure however does give insight into how cold a city is.
The city that uses the most wood is Hobart, with 15.0 percent of households using the energy fuel. The city using wood the least is Brisbane, with just 2.2 percent of households; unsurprising, given it has the hottest year-round temperatures.