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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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While hard data is essential for the comparison of states and cities, empirical data is invaluable for capturing the sentiment and opinion of a city’s residents. Australia’s Best City, along with its parent company ipData, conducts numerous surveys on a wide range of topics to ensure that the database remains up-to-date, representative, and relevant.
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This FACT indicates the average annual morning wind speeds measured at 9am in each Australian city between the years 1981 to 2010. Wind speed, or wind velocity, is commonly measured with an anemometer. Wind speed measurement is important as it affects weather forecasts, outdoor work operations, maritime operations, construction projects and the growth rate of plants. The city with the highest wind speed average is Perth at 15.4 kilometres per hour. The city with the lowest is Sydney at 8.3 kilometres per hour, followed closely by Canberra at 8.4 kilometres per hour.
This FACT indicates the proportion of cargo (tonnes) per 100,000 people loaded as a result of importing and exporting in each Australian city. This data is represented in thousands. The city with the highest number is the Darwin with 9,039,190 tonnes. The city with the lowest number is Sydney with 653,500 tonnes.
Climate change and global warming are hot on the agenda of Australian politics. Individuals and businesses alike are becoming more attuned to the effects and costs of pollution and carbon emissions. This FACT indicates the amount in tonnes of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions by liquid fuels per 100,000 persons in each state and territory.Data for the Australian Capital Territory could not be obtained.
This FACT indicates the total number of reported cases of sexual assault in each state, as a proportion of 100,000 persons.
The state with the highest number of reported assaults in 2010-11 was the Northern Territory, with 424.64 cases per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest was Canberra, with 0 recorded cases.
The value of exported sea freight is not only an indicator of a state's economy but also the level of connectivity with other nations. The value of international freight is expressed in billions of dollars.