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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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Featured Facts

Average internet download speeds (Mbps)

This FACT indicates the average Internet download speeds for each city. These numbers are taken from Net Index by Ookla, which uses user driven statistics from the website to find the average download and upload speeds in each Australian city. This information is generated from users testing their internet speeds on the Net Index, which can then be used to find an average score. The numbers are calculated by up to 8.62 million individual IP addresses across Australia. The reason for Darwin's such high figures are due to their use of the National Broadband Network infrastructure (FTTP). The numbers are in Megabits per Second, where 1 Mbps converts to 0.125 megabytes per second of download speed.

Average price of a cup of coffee

What can the price of a Cappuccino tell you about a city? This FACT indicates the average price of a cup of coffee in each city according to the Gilkatho Cappuccino Price Index™ (CPI). The CPI average for each city was found by a survey of over 1100 coffee venues in each Australian city. According to international consumer figures, Australians consume over 2.7 kg of coffee per person each year. The data here represents prices as of March 2013. The city with the highest average price of coffee is Perth, at $3.89 a cup. The city with the lowest average coffee price is Sydney, at $3.42 a cup. Data for Darwin was not available.

Number of people who affiliate with an Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religion per 100,000 persons

This FACT indicates the number of Australians who have an affiliation to an Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religion in each capital city per 100,000 persons. 

Indigenous Australians have a rich culture with ancient traditions and beliefs which are traditionally based on animist spiritual frameworks. Indigenous Australia's oral tradition and spiritual values are based upon reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime, an early period from which come stories of creation and the naming of the natural landscape by the very first Aboriginal ancestors. 

Today, there are very few Indigenous Australians who maintain a belief in a traditional Aboriginal Religion. 2011 Census data shows that the city with the highest number is Darwin at 74.64 per 100,000 persons, which is unsuprisng due to its also having the highest proportion of Australian Aborigines. The city with the lowest proportion of affiliation is Hobart ,at 4.72 in 100,000 persons.

Percentage of households without a motor vehicle

Because of Australia's vast distances and the tendency of many Australians to live in both inner and outer city suburbs - as opposed to the CBD - vehicle ownership in Australia is widespread.

This FACT indicates the number of registered motor vehicles (including company owned vehicles) that are garaged or parked at or near private dwellings on census night. Motorbikes, scooters and tractors are excluded.  Even when making frequent use of public transport, many Australians opt to own a car. This indicator shows the percentage of households that have not registered a motor vehicle in 2011. Vehicle registration is the compulsory registration of a vehicle to a government authority. The purpose of this registration is to establish clear ownership and therefore to tax motorists or vehicle owners. This FACT was obtained from ABS statistics regarding the number of motor vehicle registrations, registered to a single dwelling in each respective city.    

Reading - Percentage of Year 5 students at or above the national minimum standard (Regional)

This FACT indicates the percentage of year 5 students at or above the national minimum standard in each state and territory in reading, according to preliminary NAPLAN results collected in 2015.

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