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This FACT indicates the gas usage for other industries per 100,000 persons (petajoules) in each Australian state and territory. The state with the highest usage is the Northern Territory, at 12.420 PJ per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is New South Wales, at 0.564 PJ per 100,000 people.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained.
How under the pump are Australian home owners? With the rising costs of land and real estate, and the universal increase in the cost of living, mortgage repayments are a real concern, with policy makers continually looking for ways to address the upward trend. This FACT uses data from the 2016 ABS Census to show the median monthly mortgage repayments of home owners living in each Australian capital. This in turn highlights the disparity in financial burden experienced by home buyers throughout the country. The highest median monthly repayment is found in Darwin, with homeowners paying A$2200 per month. The lowest monthly repayments are in Hobart, at A$1,402 per month.
When coupled with other statistics, such as the average gross weekly income, or the percentage of households suffering mortgage stress, this topic becomes an interesting point of discussion.
How much does it cost to rent a house or unit in Australia? Unsurprisingly, this number varies dramatically depending on size and suburb, and there is also great disparity between cities. This FACT indicates the median rental rate for a house or unit in each Australian capital city. The median has been utilised as it gives a more accurate reflection of the overall data set. The median value is the middle price in a series of sales, where half of the sales are of lower value and half are of higher value. Here, all house and unit types and sizes have been considered. The data is represented in thousands and represents the statistics for September 2017. In Australia, rent and mortgage repayments are generally calculated in weekly instalments, and so the data here represents weekly repayments.
This FACT indicates the number of motor vehicle registrations in each Australian state and territory in 2017, and is represented in millions. The number of registrations indicates the number of vehicles in each state.
The state with the highest number of motor vehicle registrations is New South Wales and consequently the state with the highest population, at 5.509 million. The territory with the least registered vehicles is the Northern Territory, at 0.155 million.
This FACT indicates the amount of spending by State and Territory Governments on musical theatre and the opera in 2012-2013. This is defined as performances where there is a relatively even balance between musical and theatrical elements. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.