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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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This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Neurosurgery in the 90th percentile. Neurosurgery is surgery performed on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord. The 90th percentile means that 90 percent of the people admitted from waiting lists are admitted within and beyond 365 days. The other 10% are outliers and fall outside the range of the other 90 percent either above or below. The state/territory with the highest number of days waited is Tasmania at 365 days. The state/territory with the lowest number of days waited is South Australia at 92 days, followed closely by the Australian Capital Territory, at 83 days. According to AIHW, the Northern Territory does not perform neurosurgeries.
This FACT indicates the number of people who drive cars to commute to work per 100,000 persons in each state. This number is represented in thousands and reflects the statistics for 2011.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own three or more smartphones in each Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households whose mortgage repayments are less than 30 percent of the household income. The Australian average percentage of those spending less than 30 percent of household income on mortgage repayments is 90.1 percent - a fairly high number, which is good news. Data collected in the 2011 ABS Census shows that the city with the highest percentage was Canberra, with 92.2 percent; likely influenced by the higher weekly salaries. The city with the lowest was Sydney at 88 percent, which is likely influenced by the high property prices.
This FACT compares the financial support for film and video production from State and Territory Governments for the year 2012-2013. This includes the production or post-production of films, videos or other media containing moving images, the acquisition of distribution rights and the distribution of films and video productions for exhibition to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations and to other businesses for hire, sale or resale. Figures are expressed as millions of dollars.