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This FACT indicates the population growth in numbers of each Australian capital, by comparing 2011 and 2016 ABS Census data. This data is represented in thousands.
Positive population growth rates are important for the economic health of a city. Positive growth occurs not only as a result of positive birth rates, but also immigration and domestic relocation. A large population lends itself to innovation and strong small businesses, as well as indicating the desirability and populatiry of a city.
The city with the highest population growth was Melbourne with 485,230 people. The city with the lowest growth is Hobart with 10,700 people.
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 weekly or daily fresh produce markets that operate within each capital city in 2018. A farmers' or produce market consists of individual vendors who set up stalls or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes pre-prepared foods and beverages. Farmers Markets add value to communities since they allow farmers or producers to sell directly to consumers, minimising loss by circumventing middle retailers. Produce markets also encourage local commerce, since produce is often sourced locally. Produce markets are cultural locations, too, adding to the vibrancy and strength of local communities in cities. The city with the highest number of fresh food markets is tied between Darwin and Sydney, each hosting 6. The city with the lowest is Canberra with just 1.
This FACT indicates the participation rate of children aged 5 to 14 in organised drama activities in each state. Participation in drama activities can increase confidence and teamwork amongst young people, as well as contributing to the cultural richness of a state. The data expressed here represents the numbers for 2012. The state with the highest participation rate is Queensland at 5.9 percent. Tasmania and Western Australia are equal in the lowest rate, at 3.8 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own just one smartphone in each Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.