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This FACT indicates the percentage people aged 65 and over within each Australian capital city. An aging population is a phenomenon experienced by the whole country, as the 'baby boomer' generation approaches retirement (65 years old). This fact presents a challenge to welfare policies and superannuation plans, since a large proportion of the population will be drawing on these resources simultaneously.
This data was collected in 2016 ABS Census. The figures presented here is each city’s percentage of people aged 65 and over in comparison to that city's total population. The city with the most aged population in Australia is Hobart, with a percentage of 17.8 percent being 65 or older. Darwin has the least aged population, with 7.7 percent in this age group.
This FACT indicates the number of all aviation accidents that occurred as a proportion of 100,000 persons in each Australian state in 2011. The state with the highest is the Northern Territory, at 4.03 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, with 0 per 100,000 people.
Crime statistics are often positively correlated with lack of financial prosperity, therefore criminal activity tends to be more prevalent in places with high unemployment rates and low income earners. Given Australia's relative wealth, comprehensive welfare system, and relatively small divide between rich and poor, Australian crime rates are lower than what is experienced in other developed nations.
Nonetheless, the incidence of crime is still a problem in Australia: alcohol-fuelled violence and hate crimes are often reported in the media, and are a point of concern for lawmakers, law enforcement agencies, and community citizens alike.
This FACT indicates the total number of reported crimes for each state and territory between 2016 and 2017. Reported crimes include; homicide, acts intended to cause injury, sexual assault, dangerous/negligent acts, abduction/harassment, robbery/extortion, unlawful entry with intent, theft, fraud/deception, illicit drug offences, prohibited/regulated weapons, property damage, public order offences, offences against justice, and miscellaneous offences.
This FACT indicates the number of women who smoked during pregnancy per 100,000 persons in each Australian state. Studies have shown that smoking while pregnant can decrease the amount of oxygen available to your child during the pregnancy, increase the chance of a miscarriage, increase the chance of a premature birth and can increase the risk of the baby being born with damage to its respiratory system. Nationally, 10.4 percent of women smoked during pregnancy. The data presented here reflects numbers for 2015. The state/territory with the highest number per 100,000 persons is the Northern Territory at 370.58 women per 100,000 smoking during pregnancy. The state/territory with the lowest is New South Wales at 112.86, followed closely by the Australian Capital Territory, at 118.27.
This FACT indicates the percentage of secondary students that complete their year 12 studies across each state from the year 2017. Within Australia, Year 12 attainment is regarded as a key factor in the formal development of an individual's skills and knowledge. Those who have completed Year 12 have a greater likelihood of continuing with further study, particularly in tertiary education, as well as entering into the workforce.
This indicator was sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website which outlines the year 12 attainment percentage of each city in the year 2017. From these statistics, high school students in the Australian Capital Territory were found to have the highest completion rate at 84.9 percent. The Northern Territory had the lowest completion rate, at 63.1 percent.