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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 average annual afternoon wind speeds, in kilometres per hour, measured at 3pm in each Australian city between the years 1981 to 2010. Wind speed, or wind velocity, is commonly measured with an anemometer. Wind speed measurement is important as it affects weather forecasts, outdoor work operations, maritime operations, construction projects and the growth rate of plants. The city with the highest wind speed average is tied between Perth and Brisbane at 19.5 kilometres per hour. The city with the lowest is Melbourne at 12.2 kilometres per hour, followed closely by Sydney, at 13.9 kilometres per hour.
This FACT indicates the number of live music night club venues per 100,000 persons in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011. The state with the highest proportion is the Australian Capital Territory, at 1.12 venues per 100,000 people. The state with the least is New South Wales, at 0.06 venues per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of green star rated projects by the number of construction companies that operate within the respective Australian cities.
A Green Star project is one that has been certified under the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The GBCA's Green Star rating system is awarded to projects that have been implemented with the aim of reducing their environmental impact. The project can be a building, a number of buildings, or a fit-out. The certification is given to both new projects and projects that have undergone extensive renovations. In real numbers, Melbourne and Sydney would certainly have the most green star rated projects, according to the GBCA. However, comparing the number of green-star projects against the number of construction companies, Canberra has the most, at 7.44 percent. At 1.95 percent, Hobart has the lowest percentage of construction companies that are green star rated.
Urban public transport is an important part of the transport task, and effective public transport systems provide benefits for individuals and the community as a whole. This FACT indicates the total number of passenger kilometres travelled (in billions) modelled for 2031.
Australians are relatively conscious about water usage, and many households have employed measures to reduce their water consumption. This FACT indicates the total average water usage per household in gigalitres for each state between the years 2012 to 2013.
Total household water consumption is calculated by combining the amount of water distributed to households by water providers with the amount extracted through bores and other self-extraction facilities. 'Self-extracted ' water use is calculated by applying a coefficient, based on average number of kilolitres used per household connection, to the households known not to be served by water providers. The state with the highest total water use is New South Wales with 570 gigalitres. The state with the least is the Australian Capital Territory with 29 gigalitres.