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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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Access to fresh produce and reducing food miles is an important part of being a foodie destination: driven by fresh, local produce, many of Australia's acclaimed restaurants make use of ingredients grown in their locale. The availability and production of fresh produce is also an indication of a healthy and sustainable aricultural sector, important for the establishment of financially and environmentally sustainable cities.
In 2011-12, Queensland’s share of fresh produce sector turnover increased from 29.1 per cent to 32.5 percent, while that of Victoria decreased from 30.4 percent to 26.0 percent.
While technological advancement and environmental research and development have allowed the creation of new greenpower schemes (sustainable and environmentally friendly power sources) for household use, education and awareness can sometimes pose as a barrier to their adoption. Which Australian city is most aware of their greenpower options? This FACT indicates the percentage of households in each state that are aware of greenpower schemes available to them.
Australians take sport seriously, and many are passionate supporters of sporting teams. But how often do they engage in physical activity themselves? This FACT indicates the participation rates in sport and recreation in each state and territory, for people aged 15 years and older 2013-2014.
Participating in organised physical activities is an important element of staying healthy, and contributes to well connected communities and a healthy work-life balance amongst individuals. Particularly in Australia, one of the fattest nations in the developed world, engagement in physical activity is a powerful and important measure to combat the obesity epidemic.
The state with the highest rates of adult participation in sports and recreation is the Australian Capital Territory with 72.9 percent of people over 15 engaging in at least some physical activity. The state with the lowest is Queensland, with 53.6 percent.
This fact also appears in the Sport category.
Australia has a strong sheep industry, and Australians are amongst the biggest consumers of lamb in the world. Not only bred for their meat, sheep are also bred for their wool and lanolin, used to make cosmetics and oils.
This FACT indicates the number of sheep that are used for the purpose of continual reproduction as a percentage of the total number of sheep in each Australian state and territory.
This FACT reports on the total Arts expenditure by State and Territory Governments. This combines support for art galleries, drama, dance, museums, musical performance and dance (to name a few) for the year 2012-2013. This is recorded in millions of dollars.