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While many Australians drive into the CBD, do the costs of parking outweigh the convenience in some cities? While many assume taxis, for example, to be an unnecessary expense, using this mode of transport could indeed be cheaper than driving and parking in the CBD depending on where you live.
This FACT indicates the average cost of parking for one hour in a secure CBD parking garage in each Australian city. The city with the highest average price for one hour parking is Sydney at A$27.8. The city with the lowest price for one hour parking is Darwin at A$3.0. There is an obvious contrast between the two cities which raises discussions regarding the intent of policies.
Australia has a reputation as an expensive destination - and many locals will agree. As one of the world's highest consumers of beer per capita, the price of beer has always been a hot topic. While the consumption of beer across the country has dipped in recent months, with consumers opting for wine, the indicator is none the less an important one.
This FACT indicates the average cost of a pint of beer at a neighbourhood bar or pub in each Australian capital city. Each city's score is based on prices entered by users on Expatistan.com, the score is then based on the average. For this reason, and given the quality of nature of this data set, the numbers should be used with caution.
This FACT investigates the Full Time Equivalent (FTE)of student to teacher ratio. It is theorised that teaching can only progress as the pace of the slowest learner therfore with a smaller ratio comes more individualised learning and attention and greater progress. In general non-government schools have a lower ratio than government.
Crime statistics are often positively correlated with lack of financial prosperity, therefore criminal activity tends to be more prevalent in places with high unemployment rates and low income earners. Given Australia's relative wealth, comprehensive welfare system, and relatively small divide between rich and poor, Australian crime rates are lower than what is experienced in other developed nations.
Nonetheless, the incidence of crime is still a problem in Australia: alcohol-fuelled violence and hate crimes are often reported in the media, and are a point of concern for lawmakers, law enforcement agencies, and community citizens alike.
This FACT indicates the number of reported crimes per 100,000 persons for each state and territory between 2016 and 2017. Reported crimes include; homicide, acts intended to cause injury, sexual assault, dangerous/negligent acts, abduction/harassment, robbery/extortion, unlawful entry with intent, theft, fraud/deception, illicit drug offences, prohibited/regulated weapons, property damage, public order offences, offences against justice, and miscellaneous offences.
This FACT indicates the amount of funding allocated by State and Territory Governments towards supporting their art museums in 2012-2013. Art museums (i.e. public art galleries) are generally engaged in the acquisition, conservation and exhibition of culturally significant works of art, generally for public viewing. This indicator is expressed in millions of dollars.