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This FACT indicates the area of broadacre in hectares. Across Australia, these crops span 253,194 km & up and are used in the agricultural industry. This number is represented in millions.
Broadacre is defined as land suitable for farms practicing large-scale crop (agriculture) operations, and includes wheat, oats, barley, triticale, sorghum, rice, maize, other cereals, canola, other oilseeds, peanuts, other pulses, cotton lint, and sugar cane for crushing. Across Australia, these crops span 253,194 kilometres and above. The state with the largest area in 2015/16 is Western Australia with 7,834,926 hectares. The Australian Capital Territory is the smallest with 37 hectares.
This FACT indicates the number of people (15 years and over) who have a bachelor’s degree 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.
This FACT indicates the annual average rainfall received in each Australian city. Australia’s rainfall pattern is strongly seasonal in character, with a winter rainfall regime in parts of the south, a summer regime in the north and generally more uniform or erratic throughout the year elsewhere. This data indicates the average rainfall of each month taken over a period from as early as 1855 fpr some cities to 2018 for each city. The city with the highest average annual rain fall is Darwin with 1728.7mm. The city with the lowest is Adelaide with 505.6mm.
This FACT indicates the total number of beds within each Australian state's hospitals. This FACT takes into account the number of hospital beds in public, private and public psychiatric and includes both same day and overnight beds.
While the term 'hospital bed' (a bed specifically designed for use in a hospital) can refer to the actual bed, the term 'bed' is also used to describe the amount of space in a health care facility. In other words, the capacity of a hospital is measured in the number of beds available for patients.
The state with the most hospital beds is New South Wales, with 21,152 beds. The state/territory with the smallest number is the Northern Territory with 664 beds.
Are we a wasteful generation? Living in the age of consumerism, fast food and pre-packaged everything, we are generating waste at a faster rate than ever before. But which city is the most wasteful? This FACT indicates the average waste generated in tonnes, per person, in each Australian capital city. This information is sourced from the Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian National Waste Report 2016.