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This FACT indicates the average income of a full time employed person in each Australian capital. Australia enjoys a high standard of living, secured partly by a high minimum wage and a comparatively holistic welfare system. Average full-time salary of Australian workers reflects the standard of living in Australia. In 2016, the city with the highest average full time yearly income was Canberra, at $89,846. This may reflect the high percentage of public servants who reside in the country's capital. The lowest average full-time earnings were in Hobart, at $69,477 per year.
This FACT indicates the number of registered motor vehicles per 100,000 people in each Australian state, in thousands. The state with the highest number is Tasmania, at 92,100 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is the Northern Territory, at 67,900 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of couple families without children within each Australian capital. Data collected in 2016 Census shows the average percentage of couples without children in Australia is 37.8. The city with the highest percentage is Hobart, at 40.1 percent. The city with the lowest is Sydney, at 33.4 percent.
Home ownership is an important part of the Australian Dream, but how many have actually realised it? This FACT indicates the percentage of privately owned dwellings with a mortgage in each Australian capital city. Just over one third (34.5 percent) of occupied dwellings in Australia are owned with a mortgage. In 2016, the city with the highest percentage was Perth, at 41.9 percent. The city with the lowest was Sydney at 33.2 percent.
Finding and keeping a job is a frequent topic of discussion across all industries and communities. The majority of Australians have a positive professional narrative, with unemployment rates across the country relatively low, particularly when compared to international standards. The unemployment rate in Australia was last reported at 6.0 percent in February 2018. Historically, from 1978 until 2013, Australia's unemployment rate has averaged 7.0 percent. In February 1993 it reached an all-time high of 12.1 percent, and sixteen years later, a record low of just 3.9 percent in July 2007.
This FACT indicates the unemployment rate of each Australian state/territory, which is defined as the number of people actively looking for a job, as a percentage of the labour force in February 2018. In Australia, there is no minimum requirement of hours to be considered unemployed. In other words, a person who works one hour per week is considered employed. The state/territory with the lowest unemployment rate is the Northern Territory, at 4.2 percent. The state/territory with the highest rate of unemployment is Queensland at 7.0 percent. South Australia and Western Australia a close second at 6.7 percent.