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This FACT indicates the proportion of Australian Financial Review top 50 Australian sports earners in cities as a proportion of 100,000 people. The Australian Financial Review regularly compiles lists which rank corporations and individuals according to various criteria. Each year, the publication releases the richest people in Australia list, noting their professions. According to their 2017 list, the city with the highest number of top 50 sports earners per 100,000 people is Canberra with 1.530. The lowest is Darwin and Hobart with none.
This FACT indicates the proportion of domestic students that are enrolled at a university as a percentage of the population, within each state for the year 2016. The state with the highest percentage of enrolled domestic students is the Australian Capital Territory, at 7.40 percent. The state with the lowest is Darwin, at 4.02 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households using purchased bottled water as a water source. Bottled water is used in some areas in lieu of mains water mainly for drinking, as it is deemed tastier or healthier than tap water. The data was collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2013. Statistics for the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory could not be obtained.
Low inner metro density in most Australian capital cities, and especially compared to large cities in North America or Europe, mean that many people have a lengthy commute to and from work. Because most Australians tend not to use bicycles, and public transport infrastructure is insufficient, the result is that many people are required to drive.
This data looks at the number of registered motor vehicles (including company owned vehicles) that are garaged or parked at or near private dwellings on census night. Trucks, motorbikes, scooters and tractors are excluded.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people in each Australian capital city using a car (as driver or passenger) to commute to and from work. The level of car dependency in Australian cities has increased significantly, with vehicle kilometres travelled growing faster than the population.
Urban public transport is an important part of the transport task, and effective public transport systems provide benefits for individuals and the community as a whole. This FACT indicates the total number of passenger kilometres travelled (in billions) modelled for 2014-2015.