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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 available jobs as of March 28th 2018 on seek.com, in each Australian capital city. Seek, an online job search platform, claims to be Australia's largest and most visited. While not every available job will be listed on the platform, the numbers do provide some insight into the nature of local economies, and the competition individuals face when applying for a job in each capital city. It helps to answer the question: how easy is it to find a job in Australia? However, it is worth noting that mainly professional positions (that is, jobs for which higher training is required) are listed, whereas less professional and casual jobs tend to be listed on different sites, or not at all.
Australian wines are world renowned and increasingly sought after in the international wine market. This FACT indicates the state with the highest number of high quality wines, according to Langton's 2018 rankings.
Langtons is an independent industry body which ranks Australian wines according to the following classifications: Exceptional, Outstanding, Excellent and Distinguished.
The body defines 'exceptional wines' as the most highly sought-after and prized Australian wines on the market. Outstanding wines are benchmark quality wines with a very strong market following. Excellent wines are high-performing wines of exquisite quality, achieving slightly lower values and market interest.
The quality of the wine in each state is derived by counting the high quality wines (exceptional, outstanding and excellent) and grouping them relative to their state origin. The state with the highest number of quality wines is South Australia with 79. The state with the lowest is tied between Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory with 0.
This FACT indicates the road accident injury rate per 100,000 people in each Australian state. The state with the highest number is the Northern Territory at 226.78 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is Western Australia at 140.44 per 100,000 people.
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.
This FACT indicates the amount of state water supply sourced from groundwater per 100,000 persons (megalitres) in each Australian state. These figures have been calculated by taking the total volume of water sourced from groundwater in each state and dividing it by 100,000. The numbers here show that Western Australia sources the largest supply of water from groundwater sources, at 6783.2 megalitres per 100,000 persons. The Northern Territory is not far behind at 6205.0 megalitres. Compared, to these numbers groundwater makes up a small part of the water supply for the other states and territories.