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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 morning relative humidity measured at 9am in each Australian city between the years 1981 and 2010. The relative humidity measures the amount of water vapour in the air as a percentage of the maximum water vapour the air can hold. Therefore relative humidity is measured as a percentage. A relative humidity reading of 100% means that the air is completely saturated with water and cannot hold anymore. Relative humidity near the ground could be much less, therefore there does not need to be a reading of 100% for it to be raining. Rather surprisingly, the city with the highest average humidity is Canberra, at 73 percent. The city with the lowest is tied between Adelaide and Perth, at 62 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of each Australian capital's population who were born in Australia. Across the country, 69.8 percent of residents were born in Australia, as per the 2011 Census. The city with the highest percentage of persons born in Australia is Hobart at 82.1 percent. The city with the lowest is Perth at 59.6 percent.
This FACT compares the financial support for film and video production from State and Territory Governments for the year 2012-2013. This includes the production or post-production of films, videos or other media containing moving images, the acquisition of distribution rights and the distribution of films and video productions for exhibition to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations and to other businesses for hire, sale or resale. Figures are expressed as millions of dollars.
This FACT indicates the percentage of the population that provide unpaid childcare across Australia. In areas that have high levels of unpaid childcare, there may be a strong presence of single income families with one significant earner, or alternatively, provision of paid childcare could be lacking. Usually, unpaid childcare is provided by close friends or family members who are not reimbursed for their time. The level to which individuals provide unpaid care for (other people’s) children can therefore indicate the level of community cohesiveness in each city.
This FACT also appears in the Economy category, since it impacts families' financial health.