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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 household consumer internet value in each Australian city. The value index is the median cost per Mbps (Megabit per second) of bandwidth, in US dollars. Australia has an overall internet value index of US$8.21. For comparison, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom have a value index of $6.10, $3.50, and $2.54 respectively.
This FACT indicates the number of days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for Cardio-thoracic surgery in the 90th percentile. Cardio-thoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of conditions in the heart and chest. 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 Victoria at 112 days. The state/territory with the lowest number of days waited is the Western Australia at 68 days. According to AIHW, the Northern Territory does not perform cardio-thoracic surgeries.
This FACT indicates the number of Australians who speak a Chinese language at home per 100,000 persons, in each capital.While Mandarin and Cantonese are the most commonly known Chinese laguages, 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 assimilation of different cultures in multicultural neighbourhoods, as opposed to mono-cultural neighbourhoods).
As per the 2011 Census results, the city with the highest number of people who speak a Chinese language at home is Sydney at 6,466 per 100,000 persons, which is unsuprinsing since it is also the city with the largest Chinese population. The city with the lowest proportion is Hobart, at 1,093 per 100,000 persons.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people who attended museums and/or art galleries at least once in the year from 2009 to 2010. Canberra's fairly high percentage rate may be attributed to the fact that it houses the National Gallery of Australia, which frequently exhibits international collections.
Interestingly, while Melbourne had by far the most exhibitions of any Australian city for the period between December 2013 and January 2014, only 25.9% of Melburnians visited a museum or gallery when the data was collected.
Australia's exotic - and sometimes vicious - wildlife is an oft cited characteristic of the island continent, with Australia's sharks taking a large portion of the conversations. Sharks, however, perhaps are more feared than what they deserve, since in the majority of states have very few recorded cases over the past 221 years.
This FACT indicates the total number of recorded unprovoked shark attack cases from 1791 to 2012, in each Australian state and territory. There is huge disparity in the numbers, with Queensland and New South Wales leading the tally by far. The Australian Capital Territory has a count of zero since it has no costal beaches.