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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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Australia's moderate temperatures in the south and south-east, as well as its cool temperatures around the Tasman sea, make it an ideal climate for grape production. As a result, the industry produces wines of an outstanding quality.
This FACT indicates the grape production, in tonnes, for winemaking purposes in each Australian state. This number is represented in thousands.
This FACT indicates the number of top 25 famous Australian directors born in each state.
In 2013, the directors included were: Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations)1; Craig Lahiff (Fever); B George Miller (Happy Feet, Mad Max trilogy); P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Muriel’s wedding); John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless); Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees of Separation); Gillian Armstrong (Little Women); Russell Mulcahy ( The Real McCoy, The Scorpion King 2, Resident Evil: Extinction); Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper, Macbeth); Gregor Jordan (Ned kelly, Unthinkable); Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James)2, Rob Sitch (The Dish, The Castle); Peter Weir (Gallipoli, The Truman Show, Master and Commander, Dead Poet Society); Bruce Beresford (Mao’s Last Dancer, Driving Miss Daisy); Philip Noyce (Salt, The Bone Collector); Baz Luhrmann (Australia, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet); Alex Proyas (iRobot, Dark City)3, Chris Noonan (Miss Potter, Babe), Simon Wincer (Free Willy, Phar Lap, Crocodile Dundee 2); Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek); Stephen Elliot (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert); James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Star Wars II, The Matrix trilogy); Robert Luketic (21, Monster in Law, Legally Blonde).
1 Scott Hicks was born in Uganda but moved to Adelaide when he was 10 and still lives there.
2 Andrew Dominik was born in new Zealand but moved to Melbourne when he was two.
3 Alex Proyas was born in Egypt to Greek parents and moved to Sydney when he was three.
This FACT indicates the number of live music clubs and venues (registered sport & cultural) 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 number is New South Wales at 6.45 per 100,000 persons. The state with the least is Tasmania at 1.38 per 100,000 persons.
This FACT indicates how many people use public transport as a method of travelling to work, per 100,000 persons in 2011. The state with the highest number of public transport commuters is New South Wales, at 4,594 in every 100,000 people. The state with the least is Tasmania, at 1,145 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the total yearly cost of petrol that a person would spend on travel to and from work in each Australian capital city. For this indicator, the distance travelled, as well as the average cost of ULP gas, affects the outcome.
The numbers do not include costs for vehicle maintenance, registration, insurance, road tolls, or the social cost of congestion. When considering the above, it is evident that for many, using public transport would be a cheaper option. The size and age of family members however, plus access to public transport connections, make driving more convenient.