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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 degree of difference in temperature between the highest and lowest average temperature of each Australian capital city. A lower range value indicates that there is less variation in temperature throughout the year, while a larger value indicates a greater variation in temperature between seasons. The city with the lowest average range is Hobart, with 8.4 degrees Celsius. The city with the highest average range in temperature is Canberra, with 13°. The smaller variation between summer and winter temperatures - compared to the greater temperature variations of North America or Northern Europe - consolidates Australia as an agreeable holiday destination all year round. The data for this fact was collected from 1971-2000.
This FACT indicates the death/mortality rates of each Australian state per 1,000 persons. Standardised death rates (SDRs) enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. SDRs are expressed per 1,000 persons. The state with the highest mortality rate per 1000 people is the the Australian Capital Territory at 5.3. The state with the lowest mortality rate is Queensland at 2.8 per 1,000 persons. The state/territory with the highest SDR’s in the Northen Territory, at 7.7 deaths per 1,000 persons. The ACT has lowests SDR at 4.9 deaths per 1,000 person, which is below the National average of 5.5 deaths per 1,000 persons.
How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Australia? Unsurprisingly, this number varies dramatically depending on size and suburb, and there is also great disparity between cities. This FACT indicates the median rental rate for a house 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 house types and sizes have been considered. The data is represented in thousands and represents the statistics for July 2015. In Australia, rent and mortgage repayments are generally calculated in weekly instalments, and so the data here represents weekly repayments.
How many cars does each Australian household own? Australians are car dependent, but do they share their vehicles, or is there more a one car per person policy? This FACT indicates the average number of motor vehicles per household in each Australian capital city for the year 2016.
This FACT is also ranked from low to high (low is good) in the Sustainability category.
This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for manufacturing per 100,000 persons (gigalitres) in each Australian state and territory. The state with the highest usage is Queensland, at 9.7 GL per 100,000 persons. The state with the lowest usage is the South Australia, at 2.9 GL per 100,000 persons.
*Data for the ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania could not be obtained.