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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 amount of rainfall in each Australian capital city during the winter of 2015. In wintertime, the regions that are usually very dry for the remainder of the year, experience heavier rainfall than usual. From June to August, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide (the southernmost cities with the exception of Hobart), which are the driest in summer, are the wettest in winter due to the southern cold troughs bringing a cool change and rain. All of the tropical cities experience less rainfall in this season due to the El Nino weather system that instigates a cool water change, as the winds bring the warm water to the other side of the Pacific.
This FACT indicates the number of people born into Generation X, between the years 1965 and 1981, per 100,000 persons in each city. The numbers are represented in thousands and represents Census results for 2011.
This FACT indicates the percentage of gay and lesbian couples in the greater capital city of each city. The statistics vary substantially between cities. In Sydney and Canberra, the percentage of gay and lesbian couples is equal at 1.1 percent, whereas in Adelaide and Perth, the percentage is at 0.6 percent. Statistically, Australia wide there are more gay couples, however, in Sydney and Melbourne there is a higher number of lesbian couples.
This FACT indicates the proportion of professional titles won (premierships) over a number of teams and sports in each capital city, between 2002 and 2012. This shows which city is the most successful sporting city. Sporting teams in this calculation included both male and female teams in AFL, NRL, Super 15 (Rugby), Soccer (A-League & W-League), Basketball (NBL & WNBL), Netball, Cricket (State & 20/20) and Baseball. The city with the most professional titles won by their local teams is Hobart (2) and the lowest is Perth (0.42).
The level of domiciliary (or in-home) care can be an important indicator of the level of demand for aged care services and facilities by local and state governments. An increasing proportion of carers among the population may indicate inadequate aged care provision, the need for in-home support, or support for the carers themselves. The level and amount of care provided by unpaid individuals is likely to be affected by household income and the ethnic background of the community or family. Unpaid aged and disabled care is mostly provided by close friends or family, and can also be an indicator of the level of community cohesiveness.
This FACT indicates the proportion of people providing unpaid care for the aged and disabled in each Australian city in 2011. Data for Canberra was not available.