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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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Australia has a reputation as an expensive destination - and many locals will agree. As one of the world's highest consumers of beer per capita, the price of beer has always been a hot topic. While the consumption of beer across the country has dipped in recent months, with consumers opting for wine, the indicator is none the less an important one.
This FACT indicates the average cost of a pint of lager beer at a bar or pub in each Australian capital city. Each city's score is based on prices entered by users on Pintprice.com, the score is then based on the average. For this reason, and given the quality of nature of this data set, the numbers should be used with caution.
This FACT indicates the number of people in each capital with Hindu affiliation per 100,000 persons. Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It is described as a fusion of numerous and varied Indian cultures and traditions with diverse roots and no single founder (Wikipedia, 2014). It is most widely practiced in Nepal and India.
As per the 2011 Census results, the city with the highest proportion of people who identify as Hindu is Sydney, at 2580 per 100,000 persons. The city with the lowest proportion is Hobart, at 429 people per 100,000.
This FACT indicates the proportion of cattle livestock used for meat in each Australian state and territory. Australia is one of the world's most efficient producers of cattle and the world's second largest exporter of beef, shipping large quantities of beef especially to neighbouring countries in the South Pacific and in Asia.
The state/territory with the highest number of cattle used for meat is tied between the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, each with 100 percent. The state with the lowest is Victoria with 56.75 percent.
This FACT indicates the total number of beds within each Australian state's hospitals. This FACT takes into account the number of hospital beds in public, private and public psychiatric and includes both same day and overnight beds.
While the term 'hospital bed' (a bed specifically designed for use in a hospital) can refer to the actual bed, the term 'bed' is also used to describe the amount of space in a health care facility. In other words, the capacity of a hospital is measured in the number of beds available for patients.
The state with the most hospital beds is New South Wales, with 20,073 beds. The state/territory with the smallest number is the Northern Territory with 696 beds.
This FACT indicates the amount of state water supply sourced from surface water per 10,000 persons (megalitres) in each Australian state. These figures have been calculated by taking the total volume of water sourced from surface water in each state and expressing it as a proportion of 10,000.