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Amount of time spent travelling to and from work (hours)

Commuter times have a huge impact on work-life balance, contributing to workers' stress levels and attrition rates across all industries from the year 2012. Companies and corporations are increasingly addressing this issue by allowing more and more workers to telecommute or work from a local or home office. These measures, particularly in Australia, which has a large urban sprawl and high petrol prices, these measures are welcome ones, and will likely help to reduce the average amount of time that employees spend commuting to and from work.

This FACT indicates the average amount of time spent by a person commuting between work and home in each Australian capital city, assuming a five day work week and commuting during peak hour traffic (usually a higher tariff rate for public transport commuters). For cities that implement zone pricing structures, (that is, the cost increases the further one travels), the average between 5km and 25km journey from the CBD is used.

*Data for Darwin could not be found therefore we have used Northern Territory data from 2006 from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

New motor vehicle sales per 100,000 persons (excluding motor bike) (Regional)

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.

Percentage of state spending on agricultural land (Regional)

Given that the agricultural industry makes up 12 percent of the Australian GDP and is responsible for earning around A$155 billion a year, it is a hugely important industry. Farmland covers 51 percent of Australia's landmass, though this share is distributed unevenly across each state and territory.

This FACT indicates the percentage of each state and territory's overall spending that goes towards agriculture in 2011. The state with the highest percentage of spending on agricultural industry is Queensland at 34 percent. The state with the lowest percentage is Tasmania at 0.4 percent. Data for the Australian Capital Territory could not be obtained.

Petroleum usage for residential per 100,000 persons (TJ)(Regional)

This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for residential per 100,000 persons (terajoules) in each Australian state. The state with the highest usage is Tasmania at 88.24 TJ per 100,000 person. The state with the lowest usage of petroleum is Victoria, at 48.09 TJ per 100,000 persons. 

*Data for the ACT could not be obtained.

Water consumed for irrigation (ML) (Regional)

This FACT indicates the amount of water that was consumed for irrigation purposes on agricultural land in the 2015-2016 financial year. It is measured in mega litres. The state with the highest amount of water use was New South Wales, with 2,610,952 ML. The state with the lowest was the Northern Territory, with 16,879 ML.

Data for the Australian Capital Territory was not available.

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