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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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Golfing is not only one of Australia’s favourite pastimes, but it also has a strong following in a professional sense. The PGA Tour of Australasia is the main competition in Australia for men. The PGA tour in Australia is one of the five licensed members of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which makes it a top tier tour. The prize money in 2013 won by contestants, ranged from A$484 to A$538,630 with 168 participating. In February 2014, Golf Digest ranked 3 Australian courses in the Top 20 in the world. This shows that Australia has the facilities and conditions to accommodate any golf lover.
This FACT indicates the number of golf courses each capital city has within a 50km area. Melbourne is recognized as having the highest number, at 104, followed closely by Sydney at 102. The lowest number of golf courses is Darwin, at 2.
Australia is a country which is famously known to be gird by seas. Much of the Australian lifestyle revolves around the sea with all of the cities within relatively close proximity to it. The coastal land is more fertile and arable than inland Australia, therefore we have been forced to move to the countrys' borders.
This FACT indicates the length of coastline in each Australian state in kilometers. Western Australia has the longest coastline with 12913 kilometers, whereas the ACT which has no ocean coastal region, but does border a lake has only 36 kilometers.
This FACT indicates the number of people born in Greece and living in Australia per 100,000 persons. In the middle of the 20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated into Australia as part of the Australian Government’s “Populate or Perish” incentive. Most Greek immigrants settled in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney as they seemed like the best places to find work. During this time, the Greeks influenced a large cultural change in Australian cities with the introduction of Greek cuisine and community clubs in each city.
How attractive is your city? This FACT indicates the percentage of people residing in each Australian capital city in 2011 that previously held residency overseas in 2006.
The city with the highest percentage of expatriates is Perth, at 9.7 percent – and consequently the city with a comparatively high number of residents who were born overseas. The city that has attracted the least international residents is Hobart, at 3.3 percent. A high proportion indicates a high migration rate, which has economic growth implications driven by labour opportunities and investments.
This FACT indicates the percentage of each city's population who always recycles garden waste, or use garden waste for compost. Garden waste can be recycled for use in potting mix and compost for public gardens and council-run green space. Recycling is encouraged by councils who provide a garden waste recycling scheme, including organic bins.
The city with the highest percentage of people who always recycle garden waste is Adelaide, at 57 percent of the population. The city with the lowest percentage is Perth, at 20.5 percent.