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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, per 100,000 persons. “Baggy Greens”, refers to the cricket cap that is worn by Australian Test cricketers.
The state with the highest capped cricket players per 100,000 is Tasmania at 3.43. The lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 0.28. 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.
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.
Number of days waited for admissions from waiting lists for Total Hip Replacement surgery (Regional)
This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Total Hip Replacement surgery in the 90th percentile. The 90th percentile means that 90 percent of the people admitted from waiting lists are admitted within and beyond 365 days. The other 10% are outliers and fall outside the range of the other 90 percent either above or below.
This FACT indicates the percentage of category 2 admissions from waiting lists for elective surgery in each state and territory. In Australia, at the time of being placed on the hospital’s waiting list in each state, it is common for a clinical assessment to be made to determine the urgency of the patient’s required elective surgery. A category 2 admission is for patients who have a chance of their condition causing some pain, dysfunction or disability within 90 days, but are not likely to deteriorate. According to statistics collected from 2013 and 2014, the state/territory with the highest percentage of category 2 admissions from waiting lists is the Northern Territory, at 48.5 percent. The state/territory with the lowest is New South Wales, at 33 percent.
Urban public transport (UPT) is an important part of the transport task. Effective public transport systems provide benefits for both individuals and the communtiy as a whole, and comprise an important part of government policy at all levels. Effective public transport systems help reduce the cost of congestion, ease environmental pressures, and provide affordable and sustainable commuting options to residents and visitors. These projections are based modelling from 2011 onwards.
This FACT shows the projected UPT in each city in 2013, according to the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport.