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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.
Your responses will contribute to a better understanding of what a city's residents need, and what needs to be focused on at all levels of government.
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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 price of a combo meal deal (Big Mac Meal or similar) in a large fast-food chain in each state. This average price is based on a number of price points, ranging from 5 locations in Hobart to 67 locations in Sydney.
This FACT indicates the total number of hospitals located in each Australian state and territory. A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment. Here, all specialised treatment hospitals are included. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, by health organizations (for profit or non profit), health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations.
The number of hospitals and the number of patients they can hold offer insight into the state and capacity of the health and wellbeing sector in each city/state and territory. This data was collected in 2013-14.
This FACT indicates the average number of people that occupy a household in each Australian capital. Data collected in the 2011 ABS Census shows that the highest number of people per household was split between Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney at 2.7. The lowest was also split between Adelaide and Hobart, both at 2.4.
This FACT indicates the number of people that use bicycles to commute to work per 100,000 persons in each state and territory. Because of the large urban sprawl, wide roads, and hot temperatures in Australia, bicycles are used less frequently as a mode of transport compared to other countries. It is estimated that, because of health, traffic, and infrastructure benefits, cyclists riding 20 minutes to work and back save the economy approximately A$21 per day.
This FACT indicates the number of Australians with Islamic affiliation in each capital city, per 100,000 persons. Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, considered by its adherents to be the word of Allah, (Arabic for God) (Wikipedia, 2014). Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country and makes up 13 percent of the world’s Muslim population. Islam is also widely practiced in South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Results from the 2011 Census show that the city with the highest proportion of people with Islamic affiliation is Sydney, at 4740 per 100,000 persons. The city with the lowest number is Hobart, at 548.