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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 total number of Aussie Rules Football Clubs in each state. Which state takes its footy most seriously? The origins of this sport are obscure and often debated, with the Melbourne Football Club first publishing the laws of the game in 1859, when it became and organized sport. Aussie Rules has the highest spectator attendance of all sports in Australia and is also widely played at the amateur level.
This FACT indicates the number of Aussie Rules Football Clubs in each state or territory. Based on numbers from 2014, Western Australia takes the lead, at 273 clubs, but is closely followed by South Australia at 265 clubs. The ACT has the least, at 36 clubs. The data here are in keeping with the fact that the Southern end of Australia follows AFL, whereas the northern states are more concerned with NRL.
This FACT indicates the number of people in each city 15 years and over who have a certificate level education. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions are most often the place in which students complete their vocational education and training (VET). TAFE courses are often short with certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas also being offered. Some TAFE institutions also offer High Education courses. Accredited qualifications that can be gained at TAFE include business management, community services, hospitality, beauty and fitness amongst other courses. The city with the highest proportion of people with a certificate level education is by far Sydney, with 194,225 persons. Darwin has the least at 6515 persons.
Australia is a major agricultural producer and exporter, with the agricultural industry earning A$155 billion each year for a 12 percent share of GDP. Australian farmland covers 61 percent of Australia’s enormous landmass, however the distribution of farmland across the country varies dramatically, impacted by geographical size, suitable terrain, and climate.
This FACT indicates the percentage of land used for agriculture across Australian states and territories in 2011. The state with the highest percentage of agricultural land is Queensland, with 81percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, with 24 percent. Data for the Australian Capital Territory could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree qualification who are male in each capital. A bachelor’s degree is typically earned after undertaking 3 to 5 years of undergraduate study, although this range can vary depending on the field of study, study load and, of course, the student’s diligence.
This FACT indicates the cost of a 10km taxi trip between 19:00 and 5:59 (off peak) in each Australian city. Due to a nation-wide crackdown on drink driving, coupled with relatively few public transport options and connections, taxis are, for many, the only viable transport option for a night out. Based on results from taxifare.com.au in 2013 using the taxi fare calculator, the city with the highest fare during off-peak hours is Sydney, at $29.18 per 10km. The city with the lowest is Perth at $21.60 per 10km.