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This FACT indicates the percentage of year 5 students at or above the national minimum standard in each state and territory, according to preliminary NAPLAN results collected in 2017.
Which Australian state is in the best shape? Obesity and being overweight is a real problem in Australia, which is classified as one of the fattest nations in the world. The phenomenon is often reffered to as an epidemic, which is apt when you consider the increasing frequency and severity of weight-related illnesses in the country. As such, the percentage of those who fall within a normal weight range is lower than desired. Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.00 and above is considered overweight by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This FACT indicates the proportion of people within a normal weight range for their gender and body type (BMI of 24.99 and under).
The state with the highest proportion of people who weigh within the normal weight range is Western Australia, at 39.5 percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, at 32 percent.
This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for manufacturing per 100,000 persons (petajoules) in each Australian state and territory. The state with the highest usage is Victoria, at 1.583 GL per 100,000 persons. The state with the lowest usage is South Australia, at 0.128 GL per 100,000 persons.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the physical assault figures in each Australian state. The victimisation rate is defined as the total number of victims of a crime in a given population, expressed as a percentage of that population. A victim may be a person or a household reporting at least one of the crimes surveyed. Victims were counted once only for each type of crime, regardless of the number of incidents of that type.
These statistics are derived from information collected in the ABS Multipurpose Household Survey in 2016 - 2017. The Survey covered only selected types of personal and household crimes. Personal crimes included physical assault, threatened assault, robbery and sexual assault. Household crimes included break-ins, attempted break-ins, motor vehicle theft, theft from a motor vehicle, malicious property damage and other theft. The state/territory with the highest percentage is Northern Territory, at 4.9 percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, at 2.0 percent.
This FACT indicates the proportion of single parents who are female in each Australian city. According to the 2016 Census, the Australian average of single female parents as a proportion of all single parents is 81.8 percent. The city with the highest proportion is Sydney at 83 percent. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 77.4 percent.