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This FACT indicates the number of special schools in each city, including those schools with annexes providing special needs facilities. These numbers exclude English learning centres, distance education and schools for young mothers. The education of students with special needs involves individually planned teaching methods, modified equipment and materials, and settings that are more accessible. If students with special needs are to achieve the same levels of education and success as a student that would have be educated in a typical classroom setting, these extra measures are necessary.
Percentage of people who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery (Regional)
This FACT indicates the percentage of people who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery between 2016 and 2017 in each state.
Australia has a reputation for vicious shark attacks, and sharks are oft-cited natural preditors for visitors and locals alike. While Australia does have the second highest number of recorded shark attack cases from 1791-2018 (510 reported cases, after the United States, with a total of 1022 as of February 2013) (International Shark Attack File, January 2014), many of the attacks occur in deep waters and with surfboard riders, who wear wetsuits and therefore look similar to sharks' usual prey. An unprovoked attack is considered one which is initiated by the shark, and without human provocation.
This FACT indicates the percentage of persons who have escaped a shark attack (sustaining injuries) in each Australian state and territory, , from 1791 to 2018. It also appears in the Community and Safety Category and is ranked high to low (high is good).
This FACT indicates the average winter time sea temperatures in costal Australian cities. This indicator is an important one for many Australians and tourists, who will brave the cold temperatures and head to the coast - even in wintertime - to surf and engage in marine sports. Sea temperatures are a topical theme in Australia, as discussions surrounding the effects of climate change and rising sea temperatures and their impact on marine ecosystems, most notably the Great Barrier Reef, are a hot topic. Data for Canberra is not applicable, given it is situated over 100 kilometres inland.