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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 median one way commute time in minutes taken to travel to work, in each Australian capital city from the year 2013.
When compared to the average amount of time that people spend per week commuting to and from work the numbers may vary, this is due to the fact that in this data set, the median has been used. This is because this measurement gives a more accurate reflection of the overall data set, as it is not impacted by figures that lie far outside of the regular data range. The median value is the middle time in minutes in a series of times, where half of the times are of lower value and half are of higher value.
The data shows that the city with the longest median travel time to work is in Sydney, at 39 minutes. The city with the shortest travel time to work is Hobart, at 22 minutes.
This FACT indicates the number of special schools in each city per 100,000 persons, including those schools with annexes providing special needs facilities. These numbers exclude English learning centres, distance education and schools for young mothers. The education of students with special needs involves individually planned teaching methods, modified equipment and materials, and settings that are more accessible. If students with special needs are to achieve the same levels of education and success as a student that would have be educated in a typical classroom setting, these extra measures are necessary.
Numeracy - Percentage of Year 5 Indigenous students at or above the national minimum standard (Regional)
It is important to acknowledge the educational gap that exists with Indigenous Australians and how we need to collectively bridge this as a social priority by all levels of government.
This FACT looks at the funding for museums, other than art museums and galleries, which look at cultural and historical artefacts by their respective State and Territory Governments for the year 2012-2013. This includes the management of sites and collections which represent natural or cultural significance of Australia and the rest of the world. 'Significance' may be of relevance on an international, national or sub-national basis (i.e. State/Territory, local region or community). This division also includes the retailing and restoration of antiques and collectibles. The figures are expressed in millions of dollars.
This FACT indicates the amount of spending by State and Territory Governments on musical theatre and the opera in 2012-2013. This is defined as performances where there is a relatively even balance between musical and theatrical elements. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.