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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's moderate temperatures in the south and south-east, as well as its cool temperatures around the Tasman sea, make it an ideal climate for grape production. As a result, the industry produces wines of an outstanding quality.
This FACT indicates the grape yield for wine production (t/ha) of each Australian state and territory.
This FACT indicates the number of people in each Australian capital who are affiliated with Buddhism per 100,000 persons. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama The word ‘Buddha’ means the awakened or enlightened one. It is primarily practiced in Asia, and Buddhist tradition acknowledge that the roots of the religion lie in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent, where the Buddha lived and taught.
Data from the 2011 ABS Census shows that the city with the highest proportion of people with Buddhist affiliation, is Sydney at 4,108 per 100,000 persons. Hobart has the lowest number, at 858 per 100,000 persons.
This FACT indicates the participation rate of children aged 5 to 14 in organized dancing activities, in each state and territory. These percentages include dancing activities that are organised by schools, private dance schools, and dance groups, for the year 2012.
The state/territory with the highest rate of participation is the Australian Capital Territory at 16.6 percent. The state/territory with the lowest rate is the Northern Territory at 11.2 percent.
This FACT indicates the proportion of regular bicycle riders who ride for transport purposes - that is, not sports or leisure, in each Australian city. Cycling lanes are an important part of public infrastructure and feature on the agenda of many local and state councils, since encouraging cycling is a way to control road congestion, promote healthy lifestyles, and reduce pollution. Nonetheless, because of the relatively great distances that Australians travel between their suburban homes and work, for example, the number of frequent cyclists is comparatively low when compared to cities in Europe.
In August 2011, the Australian Bicycle Council released the results of the National Cycling Participation Survey. The survey found that in a typical week around 18% of Australians ride a bicycle for transport and recreation. Around 3.6 million people rode for recreation, leisure or sport, yet only 1.2 million made at least one transport journey. The highest proportion of bicycle riders who ride for transport is Darwin, at 48 percent. The lowest is Sydney - the hilliest city - at 23 percent. The difference between 7th and 8th rankings was significant, with Perth ranking 7th at 34 percent.
This FACT indicates the percentage of year 5 students at or above the national minimum standard in each state and territory in reading, according to preliminary NAPLAN results collected in 2015.