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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 number of prisoners per 100,000 persons in Australian states and territories in 2013 The state with the highest imprisonment rate is the Northern Territory with 821 per 100,000 persons; a figure significantly higher than all other states. The state with the lowest imprisonment rate is Tasmania with 122 per 100,000 people. This is considerably less than the national imprisonment rate of 170 persons per 100,000 people.
These figures raise interesting points of discussion when compared with other demographical and socio-economic statistics including; education levels and cases of alcoholism.
This FACT indicates the number of live music clubs and venues (registered sport and cultural) in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011.
The state with the highest number is New South Wales with 703. The state with the least is Tasmania with 16.
This FACT indicates the number of live music night club venues in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011. The state with the highest number is Victoria at 32 venues. The state with the lowest is tied between the Northern Territory and Tasmania at 1 each.
Which Australian city is in the best shape? Obesity and being overweight is a real problem in Australia, which is classified as one of the fattest nations in the world. The phenomenon is often reffered to as an epidemic, which is apt when you consider the increasing frequency and severity of weight-related illnesses in the country. As such, the percentage of those who fall within a normal weight range is lower than desired. Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.00 and above is considered overweight by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This FACT indicates the proportion of people within a normal weight range for their gender and body type (BMI of 24.99 and under).
The city with the highest proportion of people who weigh within the normal weight range is Sydney, at 38.8 percent. This data was collected from 2011-2012.
This FACT indicates the percentage of each city's population who always recycles garden waste, or use garden waste for compost. Garden waste can be recycled for use in potting mix and compost for public gardens and council-run green space. Recycling is encouraged by councils who provide a garden waste recycling scheme, including organic bins.
The city with the highest percentage of people who always recycle garden waste is Adelaide, at 57 percent of the population. The city with the lowest percentage is Perth, at 20.5 percent.