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The strong sun and a depleted Ozone layer means that Australia sees more than its fare share of Ultraviolet Rays. Skin cancer is a real risk in Australia and as such it is necessary to observe the UV levels on any given day so that you can protect your skin as best as possible.
This FACT indicates the Ultraviolet index in each Australian capital city. The index is determined by the average UV intensity in one year. The measurements for each UV index recorded were taken at noon, and only on days without clouds. The scope of this measurement extends from 1979 through to 2007. The UV index essentially shows the intensity of sunlight, and the amount of Ultraviolet light it emits. The UV index is a linear scale from 0 to 11+, with any reading at 11 or higher known as an extreme level. This varies depending upon the atmospheric conditions and the weather. In general when the UV index is higher there is a greater chance of burning.
It can be seen from the data that Adelaide, Melbourne, and Canberra have the same UV indexes at 6, whereas the tropical areas such as Darwin have much higher UV indexes. The city with lowest average UV index is Hobart at 5, which is known as being a moderate level.
This FACT indicates the proportion of new motor vehicle sales (not including motorbikes) that occured in 2017 per 100,000 people. While this can be deemed a burden in terms of the negative environmental impact, it is also an indicator of economic prosperity, and is therefore sorted from high to low.
The state/territory with the highest number of new car sales is Victoria, 5725.7 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Tasmania with 3902.4 per 100,000 people. This is a rather predictable result since Hobart is the city with one of the lowest median household annual income.
This FACT indicates the number of motor vehicle licenses per person aged 15 years or older in each state as of June 2016. The state with the highest number is the Australian Capital Territory, with 1.00. This indicates that on average, each person aged 15 years or over holds 1 motor vehicle license, indicating the presence of those who hold more than 1 motor vehicle license. The state with the lowest number is the Northern Territory, with 0.86.
This FACT indicates the total number of deaths by overdose of narcotics and hallucinogens in each state as seen on the ABS website. These figures include deaths caused by the use of these substances in 2016, and could be either accidental or by the deliberate intent of the user. The state with the most deaths caused by drug overdose is New South Wales with 125. The state with the least is Tasmania with 3.
The level of domiciliary (or in-home) care can be an important indicator of the level of demand for aged care services and facilities by local and state governments. An increasing proportion of carers among the population may indicate inadequate aged care provision, the need for in-home support, or support for the carers themselves. The level and amount of care provided by unpaid individuals is likely to be affected by household income and the ethnic background of the community or family. Unpaid aged and disabled care is mostly provided by close friends or family, and can also be an indicator of the level of community cohesiveness.
This FACT indicates the proportion of people providing unpaid care for the aged and disabled (in the last two weeks prior to the 2016 Australian Census) in each Australian city in 2016.