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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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Cricket is one of the most loved sports in Australia, and unlike AFL or Rugby, which have varied popularity in each state, cricket is known to have equal interest across all regions of Australia. Cricket is often referred to as Australia’s national sport because of this equal interest.
This FACT indicates the number of Australian born capped cricket players of all time, by birth state. “Baggy Greens”, refers to the cricket cap that is worn by Australian Test cricketers. For the purpose of this FACT, data for players capped for Australia, but who were born overseas, were excluded. The total of Australian-born, Australian-capped cricketers will therefore be less that the total number of Australian-capped cricketers.
This FACT indicates the number of people born into Generation Y (between the years 1982 and 2000), as a proportion of 100,000 people, in each Australian capital city. This number is represented in thousands.
According to the 2011 ABS Census, the city with the highest number of 'Gen Y's' is Darwin with 29,564 per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 24,787 per 100,000 people, followed closely by Adelaide with 24,929 per 100,000 people.
Australia is one of the world's leading producers of lamb and mutton. It is the largest exporter of mutton and live sheep, and the second largest exporter of lamb. Australians are among the biggest consumers of lamb in the world. According to Meat and Livestock Australia, the off-farm meat value of the Australian sheep meat industry is A$3.9 billion, and the sheep farming industry if therefore extremely important for the economy.
This FACT indicates the total number of sheep in each Australian state and territory. These numbers are represented in millions.
This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for transport per 100,000 persons (gigalitres) in each Australian state. The numbers include all road, water, air and other types of transport for both private and commercial use and represent the usage from 2010 to 2011. The state with the highest usage is the Northern Territory with 336 GL per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is South Australia with 170 GL per 100,000 people.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained
Corporate real estate is an important topic for the economic health of a city. The grading system used by Knight Frank categorizes primary and secondary office space by the use of advanced valuation software, rigid reporting and quality review processes and by utilising global, national and local networks. As real estate prices rise, so too does that of office space, making it increasingly difficult for small and young businesses to establish themselves, particularly in primary or central locations. As a result, secondary office space is an important factor for economic prosperity. This FACT indicates the average gross face office rent for secondary core locations, in Australian dollars per square metre per week, in each Australian capital city.
* Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra are using gross profit data, whereas with Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, only the median net profit could be found. No data was available for Darwin and Hobart.