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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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What can the price of a Cappuccino tell you about a city? This FACT indicates the average price of a cup of coffee in each city according to the Gilkatho Cappuccino Price Index™ (CPI). The CPI average for each city was found by a survey of over 1100 coffee venues in each Australian city. According to international consumer figures, Australians consume over 2.7 kg of coffee per person each year. The data here represents prices as of March 2013. The city with the highest average price of coffee is Perth, at $3.89 a cup. The city with the lowest average coffee price is Sydney, at $3.42 a cup. Data for Darwin was not available.
This FACT indicates the broadacre yield in each state and territory, measured in tonnes per hectare. For this indicator, broadacre yield includes wheat, oats, barley, triticale, sorghum, rice, maize, other cereals, canola, other oilseeds, peanuts, other pulses, cotton lint, and sugar cane for crushing.
In Australia, broadacre is land suitable for farms practicing large-scale crop (agriculture) operations, yet different soils, climates and crops affect the amount yielded.
The state with the highest yield is New South Wales with 122.2445 tonnes per hectare. The state with the lowest yield is the Australian Capital Territory with 4.3 tonnes per hectare. Data for the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory is considered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to be unreliable. It is advised to use with caution.
This FACT indicates the amount of cargo that is discharged in each Australian city, as a proportion of population. This number is represented in thousands.
The city with the highest number of tonnes discharged per person is the Darwin with 4,478,130 (per 100,000 people). The city with the lowest was Hobart with 425.220 tonnes per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the number of outdoor cricket associations and clubs as a proportion of 100,000 persons in each state. Cricket is a popular pastime and a significant part of Australian culture. It is a national sport that hints at Australia’s colonial past. Since cricket is played widely at both the amateur and professional level, many cricket clubs have been established in each state to cater to its huge popularity
This FACT indicates the amount of funding allocated by State and Territory Governments towards supporting their art museums in 2012-2013. Art museums (i.e. public art galleries) are generally engaged in the acquisition, conservation and exhibition of culturally significant works of art, generally for public viewing. This indicator is expressed in millions of dollars.