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This FACT indicates the average annual afternoon wind speeds, in kilometres per hour, measured at 3pm 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 Brisbane at 18.5 kilometres per hour. The city with the lowest is Canberra at 11.5 kilometres per hour, followed by Melbourne, at 14.2 kilometres per hour.
This FACT indicates the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) student to teacher ratio. It is theorised that teaching can only progress as the pace of the slowest learner therfore with a smaller ratio comes more individualised learning and attention and greater progress. In general non-government schools have a lower ratio than government schools.
This FACT indicates the total greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions in millions of tonnes of each Australian state in 2016. The state and territory breakdown of total emissions includes: emissions from daily commercial, industry, residential, land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). The state with the highest emissions is Queensland, at 151.8 million tonnes, followed closely by New SOuth Wales, at 131.6 million tonnes. Tasmania, emitted the least amount of greenhouse gas, at 0.0 million tonnes. This represents a process of net sequestration, whereby greenhouse gasses are stored in the soil.
This FACT indicates the number of Australians with Jewish affiliation in each Australian city. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, articulated by the Torah and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts. The majority of the world’s Jewish population resides in Israel, followed by North America.
ABS Census results from 2016 show that the city with the highest number of people with Jewish affiliation is Melbourne, at 928. The city with the lowest number is Darwin, at 57 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of family weekly income spent on rent. To achieve this percentage, the median family income of each city is divided by the respective median rent figure. The median has been utilised as it gives a more accurate reflection of the overall data set, as it is not impacted by outliers (or figures that lie far outside of the regular data range). According to the Census data (2016), the city with the highest percentage proportion of family income spent on rent is Sydney with 22.1 percent, followed closely by Brisbane with 19.5 percent. The city with the lowest percentage proportion is Canberra, with 15.6 percent.