Australia's indicators

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Australia is home to an estimated population of 20.6 million people. Most of the present populace of Australia are descendants of the 19 th and 20 th century settlers from countries like Britain and Ireland who made Australia their home. Also, we must not forget about the indigenous people who make up 2.2% of Australia's population.

Water source

Australia's rainfall is the lowest of all continents in the world (excluding Antarctica). Despite this, Australia has one of the highest per capita water consumption rates in the world. Most states and territories have reported that the sustainable yield of each of the surface water and groundwater management areas has been calculated and reported. However, in outback areas of Australia where there is a low level of water resource development, the sustainable yields are generally not calculated.

Engergy (coal)

Australia is the fourth-largest coal producing country in the world. Newcastle is the largest coal export port in the world. In 2005, Australia mined 301 million tones of hard coal and 71 million tones of brown coal. Coal is mined in every state of Australia. It provides about 85% of Australia's electricity production and is Australia's largest export commodity. 75% of the coal mined in Australia is exported, mostly to eastern Asia.

Infant mortality

Over the past 10 years, Australia's male infant mortality rate has been consistently higher than that for females. Between 1998 and 2008, the male infant mortality rate decreased from 5.5 to 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, while the female infant mortality rate declined from 4.5 to 3.6.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth in the decade to 2010 has, on average, been higher for females than males. A baby boy born in 2008-2010 could expect to live, on average, 79.5 years, while a baby girl born in 2008-2010 could expect to live 84.0 years. However, over the decade to 2010, life expectancy at birth for males increased more quickly (up 2.5 years) than for females (up 1.6 years).