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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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The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are taken each year in May by all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in the same year level are assessed using the same test items in the subject areas of reading, persuasive writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
The governing body ACARA states that every year more than one million students nationally sit the NAPLAN tests. The results provide students, parents, teachers, schools and school systems with important information about the literacy and numeracy achievements of students. Results also act as performance indicators that are nationally comparable and serve to inform and support improvements to teaching and learning practices.
This FACT indicates the average score that each state and territory achieved in 2017 for the level of Year 7. The score, by state or territory, is calculated by averaging the mean scale of each of the 5 'domain' areas of proficiency.
A startup is a company or partnership that has been newly formed with the intent of scalable business model. Startups often launch with relatively few finances with the intention of securing seed funding or venture capital. Their resurgence in recent years has engendered an increasing number of incubators and collaborative workspaces, and thus the number of these types of workspaces and the number of startups in a city is usually positively correlated. The majority of startups work within the technology and IT industries, and are becoming an increasingly important indicator of the innovation, attractiveness, and financial sustainability of a city.
This FACT indicates the number of startups in each Australian capital city per 100,000 persons. Data for Canberra, Darwin, and Hobart could not be obtained, but numbers are likely to closely reflect the regional numbers.
This FACT indicates the percentage of males in each city. The data was taken from the latest 2016 ABS Census. It compares the total number of males with each city’s total population. The city with the highest percentage of males is Darwin at 52.5 percent, and the lowest is Hobart at 48.5 percent. Interestingly, Darwin is the only capital to have a higher percentage of males to females out of any Australian city.
This FACT reports on the total Arts expenditure by State and Territory Governments. This combines support for art galleries, drama, dance, museums, musical performance and dance (to name a few) for the year 2012-2013. This is recorded in millions of dollars.
This FACT indicates the percentage delay of traffic in congestion in comparison to free-flow conditions in Australian capital cities. Congestion during peak hours, specifically in the morning and evening rush periods from Monday to Friday often result in long delays for commuters. The city with the longest delay due to congestion is Sydney, at a staggering 31 percent extra travel time during peak time. The city with the shortest delay is Canberra, at 4 percent. This data was collected in 2016.