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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 household consumer internet value in each Australian city. The value index is the median cost per Mbps (Megabit per second) of bandwidth, in US dollars. Australia has an overall internet value index of US$8.21. For comparison, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom have a value index of $6.10, $3.50, and $2.54 respectively.
This FACT indicates the number of golf clubs and associations in each state per 100,000 persons. 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. Tasmania has the highest number of golf clubs per 100,000 persons, at 12.94. The Northern Territory has the least, at 4.81, closely followed by Queensland at 4.91.
*No data found for the ACT.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households suffering mortgage stress in each Australian capital city, where 'mortgage stress' is considered a financial commitment of 30% or more of monthly income spent on mortgage repayments.
The city with the highest percentage of mortgage stress is Perth, at 9.3 percent of households. The two cities with the lowest levels of mortgage stress are Canberra and Hobart (where Canberra also has one of the highest weekly incomes) at 5.3 percent of households.
This FACT indicates the amount of State and Territory Government funding spent on visual arts and crafts in 2012-2013. This includes the production and retailing of one-off or limited series visual arts and crafts products in either traditional or contemporary styles including digital works. Visual arts and crafts products include paintings, murals, drawings, cartoons, prints, photographic works of art, art installations, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, woven or printed textile art, clothing and wearables, carvings, furniture, glass craft, metal craft and leather craft. Commercial photography services are also included. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.
This FACT indicates the cost of a 10km taxi trip between 19:00 and 5:59 (off peak) in each Australian city. Due to a nation-wide crackdown on drink driving, coupled with relatively few public transport options and connections, taxis are, for many, the only viable transport option for a night out. Based on results from taxifare.com.au in 2018 using the taxi fare calculator, the city with the highest fare during off-peak hours is Sydney, at $29.90 per 10km. The city with the lowest is Melbourne at $23.24 per 10km.