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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.
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 days waited for patient admissions from waiting lists for elective surgery in the 90th percentile. 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 401 days. The state/territory with the lowest number of days waited is Western Australia at 142 days, followed closely by Queensland, at 186 days.
This FACT indicates the number of live music night club venues in each Australian state according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011. The state with the highest number is Victoria at 32 venues. The state with the lowest is tied between the Northern Territory and Tasmania at 1 each.
This FACT indicates the proportion of cattle livestock used for meat in each Australian state and territory. Australia is one of the world's most efficient producers of cattle and the world's second largest exporter of beef, shipping large quantities of beef especially to neighbouring countries in the South Pacific and in Asia.
The state/territory with the highest number of cattle used for meat is tied between the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, each with 100 percent. The state with the lowest is Victoria with 56.75 percent.