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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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Home ownership is highly sought after in Australia. This, coupled with a strong economy, suggests that selling a property in Australia is relatively straightforward. How long does it take to sell a house in each Australian capital city? This FACT indicates the average number of days that a house is on the market, according to RP Data for July 2015. It provides some insight into the demand of housing in each of the locations, and also raises questions regarding foreign investment and concentration of home ownership as a proportion of the population.
This FACT indicates the total number of live music venues per 100,000 persons in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011.
The state with the highest proportion is South Australia, at 15 venues per 100,000 people. The state with the least is Tasmania, at 7.07 venues per 100,000 people.
The wine industry in Australia continues to grow year by year. Australian wine regions are recognised worldwide as being some of the greatest in world. Australia’s international reputation is proven by the 750 million litres of wine that goes to the international export market each year speaks accolade in terms of Australia’s reputation as a wine producing company. In fact, only 40% of wine produced in Australia is consumed domestically.
This FACT indicates the number of cellar doors in each state and territory. A cellar door allows people to purchase wine directly from the wine company. Victoria has the most cellar doors, at 526. The territory with the least amount is the Northern Territory, which has none.
*The data for the Australian Capital Territory’s count of cellar doors has been included in the New South Wales count.
A startup is a company or partnership that has been newly formed with the intent of scalable business model. Startups often launch with relatively few finances with the intention of securing seed funding or venture capital. Their resurgence in recent years has engendered an increasing number of incubators and collaborative workspaces, and thus the number of these types of workspaces and the number of startups in a city is usually positively correlated. The majority of startups work within the technology and IT industries, and are becoming an increasingly important indicator of the innovation, attractiveness, and financial sustainability of a city.
This FACT indicates the number of startups in each Australian capital city per 100,000 persons. Data for Canberra, Darwin, and Hobart could not be obtained, but numbers are likely to closely reflect the regional numbers.
This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for residential per 100,000 persons gigalitres) in each Australian state. The state with the highest usage is Tasmania at 3.2 GL per 100,000 person. The states with the lowest usage of petroleum are Western Australia and New South Wales, both at 2.1 GL per 100,000 persons.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained.