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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 proportion of diagnosed HIV cases per 100,000 people in Australian states and territories. HIV (AIDS) is a condition which causes a progressive failure of the immune system allowing life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. The state with the most cases of diagnosed HIV is Queensland, with 5.4 per 100,000 people. The state with the least is Tasmania with 2 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of people who speak Spanish at home in each city. Immigration from Latin America and Spain is less frequent than immigration from other European countries and between the years of 2006 and 2011, Australia’s Latino and Spanish born population increased by 6.4 percent.
The city with the highest number is Sydney at 49,829 persons speaking Spanish at home. This is unsurprising, since the majority of Spanish and Latin American Australians reside in New South Wales. The city with the lowest number is Darwin, at 256 persons.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree qualification who are female. A bachelor’s degree is typically earned after undertaking 3 to 5 years undergraduate study, although this range can vary depending on the field of study, study load, and of course, the student’s diligence. These numbers correspond perfectly to data that shows Darwin has the lowest percentage of bachelor’s degrees held by men and Sydney has the highest.
Home ownership is a cornerstone of the Australian Dream... but how many people have actually realised it?
This FACT indicates the percentage of privately outright owned homes within each Australian city. These figures have been sorted from high to low, since owning one's own home is considered a financial asset. Across Australia, around one third (32.1 percent) of occupied dwellings are privately owned outright. Statistics from the 2011 ABS Census show that the city with the highest percentage is Hobart, at 33.6 percent. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 17.8 percent.
Australia has a reputation for vicious shark attacks, which are an oft-cited topic for visitors and locals alike. Worldwide, Australia has the second highest number of recorded shark attack cases from 1580-2013, with a total of 510 reported cases, around half the number of attacks recorded by the United States, whose death toll stands at 1022 (International Shark Attack File, January 2014). Many of the attacks occur in deep waters or with surfboard riders, whose wetsuits often make them appear similar to seals, a sharks usual prey. An unprovoked attack is considered one which is initiated by the shark, and without human provocation.
This FACT indicates the percentage of fatal shark attacks in each Australian state and territory. The percentage includes all provoked and unprovoked shark attacks, from 1791 to 2012. The Australian Capital Territory has zero recorded attacks as it has no coastal beaches.