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The Culture and Cuisine of
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First settled between 42 and 48,000 years ago.
First European contact was in 1770 when Captain James Cook mapped the East Coast and claimed the continent for England.
Independence from Britain was achieved in 1931 with the Statute of Westminster.
From 1931 until very recently the chief international partner of Australia has been the United States. Recently, China, because of their dominance in the region has replaced the US as the chief international partner.
Population = 19,913,144
Pop Density per sq. mi. = 7 people
Urban Pop = 92%
Land that is desert = 42%
Indigenous pop = 2.4% vs Indigenous pop in 1777 = 100%
Life Expectancy male\female = 78/83
LE Gap between Indigenous and nonindigenous = -20 yrs.
Annual Alcohol consumption per person roughly 10.9 litres (alcohol content only)
GPD = $28,260
Annual Health Costs as % of GDP = $1,741 or 9.2%
Overweight population male/female = 70/60%
Obese pop m/f = 21/23%
Ratio of Sheep to People = 5:2
42% of the country is desert.
The service sector of the economy, including tourism, education, and financial services, accounts for about 70% of GDP
Agriculture and its closely related sectors earn $155 billion-a-year for a 12% share of GDP. Australian farmers and graziers own 135,997 farms, covering 61% of Australia’s landmass.
Major agricultural commodities:
Cattle, Wheat, Milk, Veggies, F+N, Wool, Barley
Poultry, Lambs & Sugar Cane
Irrigation plays a major role in Australian agriculture. Roughly a quarter of all ag products are produced on irrigated land.
Nearly all agriculture in Australia is highly industrialized.
The Browns of Riverview
The Molloys of Brisbane
Aussie Rules Football
The Sidney Opera House
In the 2011 census, 61.1% of Australians were counted as Christian, including 25.3% as Roman Catholic and 17.1% as Anglican; 22.3% of the population reported having "no religion"; 7.2% identify with non-Christian religions, the largest of these being Buddhism (2.5%), followed by Islam (2.2%), Hinduism (1.3%) and Judaism (0.5%). The remaining 9.4% of the population did not provide an adequate answer
Number of cigarettes smoked per person per year = 1907
Daily caloric intake = 3,054
Meat consumption per person per year = 235 lbs
Avg summer temp 30 C with a recorded high of 48.8 C