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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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In September 2013, ECA International calculated the cost of living for expatriates in almost 400 cities. This FACT does not include certain living costs such as accommodation, utilities (electricity, gas, water costs), car purchase and school fees.
This FACT indicates the number of people in Australian capitals who speak a Chinese language at home. While Mandarin and Cantonese are the most commonly known Chinese languages, there are many other regional dialects.
The number of people who speak Chinese languages at home offers insight into the number of first and second generation Chinese Australians living in a city, as well as the ethnic distribution within a city (that is, the assimilationof different cultures in multicultural neighbourhoods, as opposed to mono-cultural neighbourhoods).
Unsurprisingly, the city with the highest number of people who speak a Chinese language at home is Sydney, the city with the largest Chinese population, at 382,869. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 3,101, followed closely by Hobart at 3,674. This data was collected in the 2016 ABS Census.
This FACT indicates the proportion of professional titles won (premierships) over a number of teams and sports in each capital city, between 2008 and 2017. This shows which city is the most successful sporting city. A statewide basis was chosen due to the travelling nature of sports teams and their fans, as well as the wide range of stadiums in which these professional sports teams play in.
Sporting teams in this calculation included both male and female teams in the AFL, AFLW, NRL, BBL, WBBL, Sheffield Shield, NBL, WNBL, A-League, W-League, ABL, Super Rugby, NRC, and Suncrop Super Netball, including their predecessors. The state with the most professional titles won by their local teams per 100,000 is the ACT (1.761) and the lowest is Adelaide (0.298).
This FACT indicates the proportion of sporting venues over 40,000 capacity that are located in each city. A sport venue is a building, structure, or place in which sporting competitions are held. These sporting venues exclude racecourses and motorsport venues. Large sporting venues can have a positive economic impact on a city by encouraging local spending, can attract domestic and international tourists, international sporting teams, and entertainers. The city that has the most stadiums per 100,000 people is Brisbane, and the city with the least who have a stadium over 40,000 person capacity were Melbourne. The data set excludes Canberra, Darwin and Hobart owing to the lack of sporting venues over a 40,000 person capacity.
This FACT indicates the amount of expenditure by State and Territory Governments in 2012-2013 for the creative, artistic and aesthetic design of objects, concepts, environments and services. The numbers are represented in millions of dollars.