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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 that the highest number of gay bars reside within the city of Melbourne, which also has one of the highest proportions of gay and lesbian people. Darwin, which has the smallest LGBT population has the least number of gay bars totalling only two.
The Festival state' is a contested title in Australia, with several capitals competing for the crown. While Melbourne has the most events in hard numbers, which city reallly takes festivals seriously? This FACT indicates the total number of current official festivals and events that will be occuring over the next year (August 2012 - August 2013) per 100,000 people. Note that the figures given in this data do not represent all possible festivals or events that will occur, but show only festivals or events that have been registered and are listed on each Australian states tourism and events website.
The city with the highest number of (officially registered) festivals and events per 100,000 people is Canberra, at 61.7 per 100,000 person. The city with the least is Brisbane, at 5.8 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates how many people use motorbikes and scooters to commute to work per 100,000 persons in each Australian state. Given that this form of transport is better for the environment and can reduce traffic congestion, the data is sorted from high to low.
The state with the highest number of motorbike or scooter commuters is the Northern Territory at 670 per 100,000 people. The state with the least is Victoria at 199 per 100,000 people.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that own three or more tablets in each Australian state according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households using recycled or grey water in each Australian state. Grey water is the relatively clean wastewater from showers, baths, basins or washing machines, used for watering gardens. It cannot be stored, and is sorced directly from households, meaning that dwellings require grey water systems in place in order to use it. The data was collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2013. Statistics for the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory could not be obtained.