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This FACT indicates the percentage people aged 65 and over within each Australian capital city. An aging population is a phenomenon experienced by the whole country, as the 'baby boomer' generation approaches retirement (65 years old). This fact presents a challenge to welfare policies and superannuation plans, since a large proportion of the population will be drawing on these resources simultaneously.
This data was collected in 2016 ABS Census. The figures presented here is each city’s percentage of people aged 65 and over in comparison to that city's total population. The city with the most aged population in Australia is Hobart, with a percentage of 17.8 percent being 65 or older. Darwin has the least aged population, with 7.7 percent in this age group.
This FACT indicates the number of people born into the Baby Boomer generation (between the years 1946 and 1954) per 100,000 in each city. According to the 2016 ABS Census, the city with the highest number of Baby Boomers is Adelaide at 11,020 per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Hobart at 6,579 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of people with a bachelor’s degree qualification who are male in each capital. A bachelor’s degree is typically earned after undertaking 3 to 5 years of undergraduate study, although this range can vary depending on the field of study, study load and, of course, the student’s diligence.
Australia is home to around 140 species of land snakes, and 21 of the world's 25 most venomous species call the island continent home. For people with ophidiophobia, this can be a serious point of concern. Indeed, many tourists fret over Australia's snake population, despite the fact that snakes are rarely found in suburban and city areas. Luckily, most of the world's snakes - Australian species being no exception - prefer to avoid humans, and for this reason, reported snake bites are quite rare. In fact, most snake bites are provoked, so leaving a snake alone is the best repellent.
This FACT indicates the number of top 25 most venomous snake species that are present with each state and territory.
This FACT indicates the percentage of couple families with children in each Australian city. According to the 2016 Census, the average percentage of couple families with children Australia-wide is 44.7. The city with the highest percentage of couple families with children is Sydney at 49.5 percent. The city with the lowest is Hobart at 39.7 percent.