Sunday, 16 October 2016

PET DOGS

In 2013 there were estimated to be more than 25 million pets in Australia, with nearly 5 million of Australia's 7.6 million households home to pets. At 63%, Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world.

Dogs are the most common pet, with 39% of households owning a dog. There are estimated to be 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia; 19 dogs for every 100 people. Cats are the second most common pet, with 29% of households owning a cat. There are estimated to be 3.3 million pet cats in Australia; 15 cats for every 100 people.

Fish are the most numerous pet type, with a total population of 10.7 million. The number of birds is estimated to be 4.8 million, with a further 2.2 million other pets including small mammals and reptiles.

Almost half (48%) of all Australians would like to either get a pet or get another pet. More than 1.1 million Australian households (14.9%) were planning to get a companion animals in 2013.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme.






4 comments:

  1. My youngest daughter loved looking at all the doggies

    Thank you for linking up

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  2. Seems to me like no family is complete without a pet!

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  3. Hello, they are all cute dogs. Being a dog lover, I have not met one I did not like. Great photos.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  4. What a lovely variety of dog photos ~ Great photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a special week ~ ^_^

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