Australia - Facts Figures Australian Statistics
7,682,292 sq kms (2,966,133 sq miles)
World's smallest continent
24,338,000 people (roughly 0.3% of the
Australia is a country mostly of immigrates. They came from all over the world
Federal parliamentary democracy
Bi-cameral legislature (two houses of parliament)
House of Representatives
Head of State - The Governor General
Head of Government - The Prime Minister
Union Jack (the
British flag) - represents the past link with England.
The climate in Australia is the opposite of that in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe, the US etc). Summer in Australia starts in December and Winter in June.
Over 90% of Australia is dry, flat and arid. The north has tropical weather and the southeast parts are temperate.
|Major Cities:||Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra , Darwin, Hobart|
|Currency:||Decimal Currency (Dollars and Cents)
Australian notes are made of a special plastic. They are each of a different colour and size. They also have a special "see-thru" window to make then hard to counterfeit. The colours below are the approximate colours of the currency:
Notes $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins:$1, $2 (1c and 2c coins are no longer used)
Capitalist (based on minerals and agriculture)
80% service sector
Average Yearly Earning: A$27,675
|Lifestyle:|| Ownership (per household):
Refrigerator - 99.7%
One - 85%
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