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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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Research shows that penalties for speeding such as demerit points or cost can often be an effective tool in reducing the number of accidents on our roads. The 'Cameras Save Lives' campaign by the Victorian Government is typical of the rationale.
However, the cost and frequency of receiving a fine can have a significant impact on a household budget. Some view speeding fines simply as a revenue raising exercise for Governments.
The cost of infringements is extremely high in most Australian cities, though some face more punitive fines than others. This FACT indicates the cost of a speeding fine in each Australian city when the speed of the vehicle exceeds to exactly 5 km/hr over the designated speed limit. Note: the fine is for cars and not necessarily heavy vehicles.
This FACT is also ranked high to low (high is good) in the Community and Safety category.
Australia's moderate temperatures in the south and south-east, as well as its cool temperatures around the Tasman sea, make it an ideal climate for grape production. As a result, the industry produces wines of an outstanding quality.
This FACT indicates the grape production, in tonnes, for winemaking purposes in each Australian state. This number is represented in thousands.
This FACT indicates the total amount of revenue (fare paying) passengers in millions between the years 2011 to 2012 from the years 2011 to 2012. The data is represented in millions. This indicator shows the total number of passengers passing through each major airport in each city. The city with the highest movement is Sydney, at 35,990,000 people. The city with the least passenger movement is Darwin, at 1,830,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of people working in school education per 100,000 people in each city. Australia-wide, 2173 persons work within the school education field per 100,000. This data can be seen in the 2011 ABS Census. The city with the most people working in school education is Hobart, at 2687 per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Sydney, at 1881 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the total number of passenger kilometres travelled in a private vehicles per 100,000 persons in each Australian city from the year 2011 to 2012. Statistics are represented in billions. The city with the highest passenger kilometres per 100,000 people was the Canberra with 1.45 billion per 1,000,000 people. This is an interesting statistic, given that Canberrans spent the third least amount of time commuting to and from work. This implies Canberra is a spread out city and highly reliant on private vehicle travel. The city with the lowest total passenger kilometres was Hobart at 511 million kilometres per 100,000 people.