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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 average time (months) that a 'job seeker' is registered with Centrelink within the greater area of each capital city. A 'job seeker' is described by the Department of Employment, as a person that is actively registered with Job Services Australia. The city with the largest average time spent as a registered job seeker is Hobart, at 31 months. The city with the lowest average time spent as a registered job seeker is Darwin, at 22 months.
This FACT indicates the broadacre yield in each state and territory, measured in tonnes per hectare. For this indicator, broadacre yield includes wheat, oats, barley, triticale, sorghum, rice, maize, other cereals, canola, other oilseeds, peanuts, other pulses, cotton lint, and sugar cane for crushing.
In Australia, broadacre is land suitable for farms practicing large-scale crop (agriculture) operations, yet different soils, climates and crops affect the amount yielded.
The state with the highest yield is New South Wales with 122.2445 tonnes per hectare. The state with the lowest yield is the Australian Capital Territory with 4.3 tonnes per hectare. Data for the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory is considered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to be unreliable. It is advised to use with caution.
Number of people, 15 years old and over, who are qualified in the field of Education per 100,000 persons
This FACT indicates the number of people, 15 years old and over, who are qualified in the field of Education per 100,000 persons. Australia has some of the best education facilities in the world, with many of our universities being found in the QS top 100 universities guide. In recent years there has been a surplus of teachers, however, in the field of mathematics and science there is a shortage.
This FACT indicates the number of Australians in each capital with Hindu affiliation. Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It is described as a fusion of numerous and varied Indian cultures and traditions with diverse roots and no single founder (Wikipedia, 2014). It is most widely practiced in Nepal and India.
According to data from the 2001 Census, the city with the highest number of people who identify as Hindu is Sydney, at 113,326 persons. The city with the lowest is Hobart, at 908 persons.
This FACT indicates the confidence of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owners in there potential future success within Australian metro areas in December 2013. This indicator is largely subjective, and is calculated by assessing the potential business and financial opportunities that these businesses experience, both in relation to their own businesses and the economy as a whole.
An SME is a company whose staff numbers fall below a certain limit. Low confidence of SME's can reflect a state's perceived lack of innovation or competitiveness within the market by people launching small enterprises. Interestingly, the city with the most confident SMEs is Perth, with 50 percent of SMEs being cofident in their furture prospects. The city with the least confident SMEs is Brisbane, with 22 percent.