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In September 2013, ECA International calculated the cost of living for expatriates in almost 400 cities. This FACT does not include certain living costs such as accommodation, utilities (electricity, gas, water costs), car purchase and school fees.
Australians take sport seriously, and many are passionate supporters of sporting teams. But how often do they engage in physical activity themselves? This FACT indicates the participation rates in sport and recreation in each state and territory, for people aged 15 years and older 2013-2014.
Participating in organised physical activities is an important element of staying healthy, and contributes to well connected communities and a healthy work-life balance amongst individuals. Particularly in Australia, one of the fattest nations in the developed world, engagement in physical activity is a powerful and important measure to combat the obesity epidemic.
The state with the highest rates of adult participation in sports and recreation is the Australian Capital Territory with 72.9 percent of people over 15 engaging in at least some physical activity. The state with the lowest is Queensland, with 53.6 percent.
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This FACT indicates the number of live music restaurants and cafe venues per 100,000 persons in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011.
The state with the highest number is Victoria with 1.66 per 100,000 persons. The state with the least is Tasmania with .6 per 100,000 persons.
This FACT indicates the total number of divorces, as a proportion of 100,000 people, in each city. Results from the 2016 ABS Census show that the city with the highest number is Hobart, at 8,351 divorces per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest number of divorces is Melbourne, at 6,065 per 100,000 people.
All of Australia enjoys warm and balmy weather, but the number of hours of sunshine in winter can vary greatly. This FACT indicates the number of winter sunshine hours per day in each of Australia's capital cities. The numbers are influenced by numerous factors, including climate and daylight savings hours. In fact, the length of the days (influenced by geographical location and distance from the equator) has a strong impact on winter sunshine hours, rather than overcast skies or wet weather. The city with the highest winter sunshine hours per day (2018) is Darwin with 10.10 and the lowest is Melbourne with 4.00.