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The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are taken each year in May by all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in the same year level are assessed using the same test items in the assessment domains of reading, persuasive writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
The governing body ACARA states that every year, more than one million students sit the NAPLAN tests nationally, providing students, parents, teachers, schools and school systems with important information about the literacy and numeracy achievements of students. Results also act as performance indicators that are nationally comparable and serve to inform and support improvements to teaching and learning practices.
This FACT indicates the average score that each state and territory achieved in 2017 for the level of year 3. The score, by state or territory, is calculated by averaging the mean scale of each of the 5 'domain' areas of proficiency.
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.
Home ownership is a cornerstone of the Australian Dream... but how many people have actually realised it?
This FACT indicates the percentage of privately outright owned homes within each Australian city. These figures have been sorted from high to low, since owning one's own home is considered a financial asset. Across Australia, around one third (31.0 percent) of occupied dwellings are privately owned outright. Statistics from the 2016 ABS Census show that the city with the highest percentage is Hobart, at 32.9 percent. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 16.7 percent.
Australia is one of the biggest exporters of wine in the world, with approximately 747 million litres of wine exported internationally each year. This means that more Australian wine is consumed overseas rather than in Australia. The Australian wine industry is therefore vital to Australia’s economy, particularly for reasons such as production, employment, export and tourism.
This FACT indicates the dollar value made from the international export of wines by each Australian state and territory from the years 2010 to 2011. The values here are represented in thousands (000’s). The state with the highest amount of value made from the international export of wines is South Australia, at A$1.2 Billion a year. The Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory ranked the lowest at a combined value of A$50,000.
In this instance, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has combined the data for both territories and it was not possible to gain individual statistics, thus both have been recorded as zero.
This FACT indicates the total amount of waste disposed in tonnes per capita in each Australian state and territory. Between the years 2014 to 2015, the state which disposed the highest amount of waste per person was Queensland, with 2.06 tonnes. The state with the lowest waste generation is the ACT, with 0.49 tonnes per person.