1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2008   
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Sizzling Statistics

There were 1,830,673 tonnes of grapes crushed in 2007-08. WA had 18.3% of the total number of wineries in Australia and crushed 3.4% of the total number of grapes (cat. no. 1329.0).

Record Births
There were 285,200 births registered in Australia in 2007. The highest ever. The previous record was in 1971 where there were 276,400 births recorded. In WA there were 29,164 births in 2007 (cat. no. 3301.0).

Good Sports
The Northern Territory had the highest sport volunteer rate, at 14.8%, followed closely by Western Australia with 13.9% and Queensland with 12.2%. New South Wales had the lowest sport volunteer rate, with only 9.5% of their population aged 18 and over volunteering for a sporting organisation (cat. no. 4440.0.55.001).

Health Check
In 2004-05, 39% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women aged 18 years and over reported their health as excellent or very good and 26% reported their health as fair or poor. This compared with 41% and 21% respectively for Indigenous men (cat.no 4722.0.55.006).

Behind Bars
WA’s imprisonment rate remains the nation’s second highest at 239.6 per 100,000 of the adult population (September 2008). The Northern Territory is substantially higher at 614.1 while the ACT is lowest at 64.1 per 100,000. WA’s rate of imprisonment , which was unchanged between 2005 and 2006 grew marginally in 2007 (cat. no. 4512.0).

How Long To Go?
Recently released life tables indicate that Western Australian males who are 40 years of age have the same amount of time to live, while for females it’s another 42 years (cat no. 3302.5.55.001).