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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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Number of churches per 100,000 persons

This FACT indicates the number of churches in each Australian capital city per 100,000 persons. Data was obtained from the Yellow Pages online listing directory, with a church being defined as a place of worship for those religions that base their beliefs upon the teachings of Christ. The churches where faith in Christ's teachings are observed include; Anglican, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Churches of Christ, Congregational, Eastern Orthodox, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed Church, and the Uniting Church. As the data was obtained from the Yellow Pages online listing directory, the lack of credibility of this indicator should be taken into consideration. Nonetheless, the disparity in numbers cross-referenced with population size, provides interesting scope for discussion. When dividing the number of churches by the population and then dividing that number by 100,000, the results were interesting: Adelaide, known as 'the city of churches', came in third, at 43.18 churches per 100,000 people. Hobart came at the top of the list, with 57.64 churches per 100,000 people. The city with the lowest number of churches by 100,000 people was Darwin, at 29.85.

Number of golf clubs (Regional)

This FACT indicates the number of golf clubs and associations in each state and territory. Australia is home to 7 of the Golf Magazine’s top 100 golf courses in the world including the Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath in Victoria, and Australia’s oldest established golf club, the Royal Adelaide.  A number of golfing packages are available in each city, allowing you to lodge comfortably in close proximity to each of the major courses over the weekend. The state with the highest number of golf clubs is Victoria, at 373. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory, at 12.

Number of hospitals per 100,000 persons (public and private)(Regional)

How many hospitals service the entire populations of each Australian state? While New South Wales has the most hospitals in hard numbers, there are more facilities per person in Tasmania: this FACT indicates the proportion of hospitals per 100,000 persons that are located in each Australian state.

Here, both public and private hospitals were counted, as well as all special facility hospitals and represent the numbers for 2009 - 2010. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, by health organizations (for profit or non profit), health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations.

The Australian state/territory with the highest number of hospitals per 100,000 people is Queensland, at 16.2. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 2.2 hospitals per 100,000 persons.

Number of people with Buddhist affiliation per 100,000

This FACT indicates the number of people in each Australian capital who are affiliated with Buddhism per 100,000 persons. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama The word ‘Buddha’ means the awakened or enlightened one. It is primarily practiced in Asia, and Buddhist tradition acknowledge that the roots of the religion lie in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent, where the Buddha lived and taught.

Data from the 2011 ABS Census shows that the city with the highest proportion of people with Buddhist affiliation, is Sydney at 4,108 per 100,000 persons. Hobart has the lowest number, at 858 per 100,000 persons.

Residential electricity price index

As each state has different power suppliers, its does create a disparity in the price of electricity between Australian cities. So, while prices may vary between suppliers, the use of a price index allows for easy comparison between cities and offers a medium for averaging the price of electricity. This FACT indicates the price index for residential electricity supply, as of June 2013, of each Australian capital city, with a base of 100 as per the 2011-12 ABS index.

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