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This FACT indicates the average annual morning wind speeds measured at 9am in each Australian city between the years 1893 to 2010. Note that each city has various lengths of records kept. Wind speed, or wind velocity, is commonly measured with an anemometer. Wind speed measurement is important as it affects weather forecasts, outdoor work operations, maritime operations, construction projects and the growth rate of plants. The city with the highest wind speed average is Hobart at 13.0 kilometres per hour. The city with the lowest is Canberra at 6.0 kilometres per hour.
How many people ride bikes in Australian capital cities? Cycling is becoming a trendy alternative, and is high on the agenda for local and state councils, who view cycling as a positive way to reduce pollution and congestion, as well as promoting healthy lifestyles.
This FACT indicates the cycling participation rate of the population in each Australian capital city over the previous year. Unlike in many European cities, Australians are reluctant to cycle in lieu of travelling by car or public transport, likely influenced by the vast distances that many travel to commute from their suburban homes.
In June 2016, the Australian Bicycle Council released the results of the National Cycling Participation Survey. The survey found that in a typical week, around 3.74 million people participate in cycling, whether for recreation, sport, lesuire, or travel. The state with the highest participation rate is the Australian Capital Territory, with 46.5 percent. The state with the lowest is Sydney with 29.5 percent, but this is not surprising when you consider that Sydney is the hilliest capital city in Australia - a terrain that can be challenging for a 'commuter' cyclist.
This FACT indicates the Household internet Speed Score for each Australian capital. Australia’s overall internet quality index is 80.08. Brisbane had the highest speed score at 49.19, closely followed by Sydney at 49.18. The city with the worst speed score was Hobart with 27.80, which could be due to the island state's isolation from the mainland.
This FACT indicates the number of golf clubs and associations in each state and territory. Australia is home to 7 of the Golf Magazine’s top 100 golf courses in the world including the Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath in Victoria, and Australia’s oldest established golf club, the Royal Adelaide. A number of golfing packages are available in each city, allowing you to lodge comfortably in close proximity to each of the major courses over the weekend. The state with the highest number of golf clubs is New South Wales, at 375. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory, at 11.
*No data found for ACT.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people who currently live in each city, who relocated from another state or territory within the 5 years until 2016, as a proportion of the city’s population. These numbers can offer insight into the attractiveness and growth of a city, as well as its liveability and affordability. Darwin had the highest percent of people who moved from an interstate location within the five years up to 2016, with 17.5 percent of its inhabitants originally from another state or territory. Sydney, which has a reputation as being the most expensive Australian city, had the least number of interstaters relocating, at only 1.8 percent of its population.