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This FACT indicates the number of people who walk to work per 100,000 persons in each Australian city. It is estimated that people who walk 20 minutes to work and back save the economy around A$8.50 per day, due to health, social and infrastructure benefits.
Given that the Commonwealth of Australia was colonized by Britain in the late 18th century, it is no surprise that a large percentage of the Australian population have British ancestry. However, the largest wave of British immigrants settled in Australia in the 18th and mid-19th centuries. Since then, immigration in Australia has been much more diverse. This trend was sparked by the first big wave of European and Asian immigrants during the gold rush of the 1850s. Today, not only have immigration procedures become stricter, but international political circumstances are also different, which has created a change in immigration patterns around the world. The percentage of people who presently immigrate from the United Kingdom is therefore far less than in former times, and certainly does not represent the number of Australians with British ancestry.
This FACT indicates the number of people born in the United Kingdom in each Australian city. As per the results of the 2016 Census, the city with the highest number is Perth, at 199,270 persons. The city with the lowest number of persons born in the UK is Darwin, at 4,994.
This FACT indicates the number of wine producing regions within each state and territory. Wine-producing regions, or growing regions, are areas where vineyards are planted. Wine grapes mostly grow between the 30th and the 50th degree of latitude, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Grapes will sometimes grow beyond this range and minor amounts of wine are made in some very unexpected places. The state with the highest number is Victoria, at 24 wine regions. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory, at 0.
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Australia is a major agricultural producer and exporter, with the agricultural industry earning A$155 billion each year for a 12 percent share of GDP. Australian farmland covers 61 percent of Australia’s enormous landmass, however the distribution of farmland across the country varies dramatically, impacted by geographical size, suitable terrain, and climate.
This FACT indicates the percentage of land used for agriculture across Australian states and territories in 2016. The state with the highest percentage of agricultural land is Queensland, with 80.82 percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, with 23.26 percent. Individual data for the Australian Capital Territory could not be obtained, and is included in the data for New South Wales.
This FACT indicates the number of rented dwellings as a percentage of all dwellings in each Australian capital city. Data from the 2016 Census shows that 30.9 percent of occupied Australian dwellings are rented. The city with the highest percentage is Darwin at 44.4 percent. The city with the lowest is Melbourne, at 26.7 percent, followed closely by Hobart and Adelaide.