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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 percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree qualification who are female. A bachelor’s degree is typically earned after undertaking 3 to 5 years undergraduate study, although this range can vary depending on the field of study, study load, and of course, the student’s diligence. These numbers correspond perfectly to data that shows Darwin has the lowest percentage of bachelor’s degrees held by men and Sydney has the highest.
This FACT indicates the percentage of gay and lesbian couples in the greater capital city of each city. The statistics vary substantially between cities. In Sydney and Canberra, the percentage of gay and lesbian couples is equal at 1.1 percent, whereas in Adelaide and Perth, the percentage is at 0.6 percent. Statistically, Australia wide there are more gay couples, however, in Sydney and Melbourne there is a higher number of lesbian couples.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people in each capital city who consider themselves to have Australian ancestry. Overall, according to the most recent Australian Census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 25.4 percent of Australia's population are of Australian ancestry, compared to 25.9 percent who have an English ancestry; a negligible difference.
The city with the highest percentage of people of Australian ancestry is Hobart, at 32.2 percent. Sydney has the lowest, at 20.4 percent.
This FACT indicates State and Territory Government financial support for musical performances in their respective jurisdictions for 2012-2013. This indicator encompasses the performance of vocal and/or instrumental music and includes funding for the purpose of recording or for later broadcast. The figures are expressed as millions of dollars.
It is important to acknowledge the educational gap that exists with Indigenous Australians and how we need to collectively bridge this as a social priority by all levels of government.
This FACT indicates the apparent retention rate of Indigenous students from years 7/8 to year 12, students enrolled in a secondary school.