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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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While many Australians drive into the CBD, do the costs of parking outweigh the convenience in some cities? While many assume taxis, for example, to be an unnecessary expense, using this mode of transport could indeed be cheaper than driving and parking in the CBD depending on where you live.
This FACT indicates the average cost of parking for one hour in a secure CBD parking garage in each Australian city. The city with the highest average price for one hour parking is Sydney at A$28. The city with the lowest price for one hour parking is Hobart at A$3.2. There is an obvious contrast between the two cities which raises discussions regarding the intent of policies.
This FACT indicates the number of admissions from waiting lists for plastic surgery per 100,000 persons in each state between 2013 and 2014. The values given are from a select group of hospitals from each state and do not represent the total number of admissions from every hospital in each state. Hospital admissions for elective surgery in Australia have increased over the last few years by as much as 2.9% each year on average. Between 2008 and 2013, admissions from waiting lists increased in every state and territory except for Tasmania. The state/territory with the highest admission per 100,000 persons is South Australia at 374.62. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory at 127.86, followed closely by New South Wales at 127.73.
This FACT indicates the number of international airlines that fly in and out of each major Australian city airport, from the year 2013. The data for this indicator was found by looking for a list of international airlines on each of the major airport’s websites. According to the data, Sydney has the most international airlines passing through its airport at 59, a huge disparity from Canberra, the lowest at 0. Canberra does not have any international flights but are attempting to attract airlines willing to fly to Singapore and Auckland. Hobart has just 1 international airline, Skytraders, who charter flights to Antarctica.
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Which city has the slimmest females? Obesity and being overweight is a real problem in Australia, which is classified as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The phenomenon has been described as an 'epidemic' because of how quickly Australian waitlines have expanded and thereby increased the chance and frequency of weight-related illnesses. Thus, the percentage of those who fall within a normal weight range is lower than desired. Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.00 and above is classified as overweight by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This FACT indicates the percentage of females within a normal weight range (BMI of 24.99 and under) in each capital.
The city with the highest proportion of females who weigh within the normal weight range is Melbourne, at 46.1 percent
This FACT indicates the percentage of people enrolled in secondary (government) schools in each city from the year 2011. The city with the highest percentage is Darwin at 4.05 percent. The city with the lowest is Perth at 2.75 percent.