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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 household consumer internet value in each Australian city. The value index is the median cost per Mbps (Megabit per second) of bandwidth, in US dollars. Australia has an overall internet value index of US$8.21. For comparison, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom have a value index of $6.10, $3.50, and $2.54 respectively.
This FACT indicates the number of people who speak Spanish at home per 100,000 persons in each captial. Immigration from Latin America and Spain is less frequent than immigration from other European countries,and between the years of 2006 and 2011 Australia’s Latino and Spanish born population increased by 6.4 percent.
As per the 2011 Census, the city with the highest proportion of Spanish speakers is Sydney, at 1135 per 100,000 persons. This is unsurprising, since the majority of Spanish and Latin American Australians reside in New South Wales. The city with the lowest number is Darwin, at 212 per 100,000 persons.
Underground energy lines are beneficial to a city for many reasons, firstly, because they have less of a visual and environmental impact, which typically generates large opposition from local communities. Another benefit is that they have lower transmission losses and can absorb emergency power loads. They also have lower maintenance costs, emit no electric field and can be engineered to emit a lower magnetic field than an overhead line. They take up a narrower amount of land to install and are less susceptible to the impacts of severe weather. The disadvantages are that the initial costs are high, and if there is a malfunction, it can be more difficult to repair.
This FACT indicates the percentage of underground energy transmission networks in each state. The state with the highest percentage of underground is the Northern Territory, at 30.87 percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, at 7.80 percent. The data is from the years 2009 to 2010.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people enrolled in secondary (government) schools in each city from the year 2011. The city with the highest percentage is Darwin at 4.05 percent. The city with the lowest is Perth at 2.75 percent.
This FACT indicates the amount of State and Territory Government financial support for dance in the years 2012-2013. Funding includes the presentation of dance performances, including ballet, classical, modern or contemporary dance and for the provision of choreography services. The data are represented in millions of dollars.