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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 hard data is essential for the comparison of states and cities, empirical data is invaluable for capturing the sentiment and opinion of a city’s residents. Australia’s Best City, along with its parent company ipData, conducts numerous surveys on a wide range of topics to ensure that the database remains up-to-date, representative, and relevant.
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This FACT indicates the number Australians with Buddhist affiliation in each capital. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. The word ‘Buddha’ means the awakened or enlightened one. It is primarily practiced in Asia, and Buddhist tradition acknowledges that the roots of the religion lie in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent, where Buddha lived and taught.
2011 Census results show that the city with the highest number of Buddhists is Sydney, at 180,420. The city with the lowest number is Hobart, at 1,816 people.
This FACT indicates the number of women who smoked during pregnancy per 100,000 persons in each Australian state. Studies have shown that smoking while pregnant can decrease the amount of oxygen available to your child during the pregnancy, increase the chance of a miscarriage, increase the chance of a premature birth and can increase the risk of the baby being born with damage to its respiratory system. Nationally, 13.2 percent of women smoked during pregnancy. The data presented here reflects numbers for 2011. The state/territory with the highest number per 100,000 persons is the Northern Territory at 463.8 women per 100,000 smoking during pregnancy. The state/territory with the lowest is New South Wales at 154.2, followed closely by the Australian Capital Territory, at 156.21.
This FACT indicates the percentage of year 5 students at or above the national minimum standard in each state and territory, according to preliminary NAPLAN results collected in 2015.
This FACT indicates the amount of expenditure by State and Territory Governments in 2012-2013 for the creative, artistic and aesthetic design of objects, concepts, environments and services. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.