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While there are many things that make a city liveable, their order of priority is different for everyone. There are several 'Liveability Indexes' that exist, but none that weigh the things that Australians prioritise with hard data.
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This FACT indicates the gas usage for electricity, gas and water per 100,000 persons (gigalitres) in each Australian state and territory. The state/territory with highest usage is the Northern Territory, at 579.4 GL per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest usage is New South Wales, at 16.8 GL per 100,000 people.
*Data for South Australia, Queensland, the ACT and Victoria could not be obtained.
How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Australia? Unsurprisingly, this number varies dramatically depending size and suburb, and there is also great disparity between cities. This FACT indicates the median rental rate for a unit (or apartment) in each Australian capital city. The median has been utilised as it gives a more accurate reflection of the overall data set. The median value is the middle price in a series of sales, where half of the sales are of lower value and half are of higher value. Here, all sizes of units have been considered. The data represents statistics for the July Quarter in 2015. In Australia, rent and mortgage repayments are generally calculated in weekly instalments, and so the data here represents weekly repayments.
This data suggests that Sydney-siders pay more for apartments, which is likely influenced by the high cost and demand of real estate (apartments) in the CBD. The cheapest rental unit rates in are in Hobart, coinciding with the rental housing data.
This FACT indicates the number of people born into the Baby Boomer generation (between the years 1946 and 1954) per 100,000 in each city. This number is represented in thousands. According to the 2011 ABS Census, the city with the highest number of Baby Boomers is Hobart at 6,579 per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 5, 426 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of category 2 admissions from waiting lists for elective surgery in each state and territory. In Australia, at the time of being placed on the hospital’s waiting list in each state, it is common for a clinical assessment to be made to determine the urgency of the patient’s required elective surgery. A category 2 admission is for patients who have a chance of their condition causing some pain, dysfunction or disability within 90 days, but are not likely to deteriorate. According to statistics collected from 2013 and 2014, the state/territory with the highest percentage of category 2 admissions from waiting lists is the Northern Territory, at 48.5 percent. The state/territory with the lowest is New South Wales, at 33 percent.
How much is spent on the construction of roads in each state, at all levels of government? This FACT indicates the total road expenditure of all levels of Government (in millions of dollars) in each Australian state and territory. The state with the highest amount is Queensland at A$7577.2 million. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at A$156 million. Suffice to say that the vast size difference of these states plays a significant role.