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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 population growth in numbers of each Australian capital, by comparing 2006 and 2011 ABS Census data. This data is represented in thousands.
Positive population growth rates are important for the economic health of a city. Positive growth occurs not only as a result of positive birth rates, but also immigration and domestic relocation. A large population lends itself to innovation and strong small businesses, as well as indicating the desirability and populatiry of a city.
The city with the highest population growth was Melbourne with 412,370 people. The city with the lowest growth is Hobart with 11,131 people. The numbers here are represented in thousands.
This FACT indicates the number of fruit and nut trees (including mandarins, oranges, apples, pears, bananas, macadamias, mangoes, peaches & strawberries) in each state and territory in 2011-12. This number is represented in millions.
The state with the highest number of trees is Queensland with 13,014,000 trees. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory with 2000 trees.
This FACT indicates the number of people who speak Greek at home per 100,000 persons. In the middle of the 20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated into Australia as part of the Australian Government “Populate or Perish” incentive. Most Greek immigrants settled in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney as they seemed like the best places to find work. During this time, the Greeks influenced a large cultural change in Australian cities with the growth of Greek cuisine and community clubs in each city. This data was collected for the 2011 ABS Census. The city with highest number per 100,000 persons is Melbourne at 2835.21, closely followed by Adelaide at 1916.29. The city with the lowest number is Perth at 289.90.
This FACT indicates the number of people with an Islamic affiliation in each Australian capital city. 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 is home to 13 percent of the world’s Muslim population. The religion is also widely practiced in South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.
ABS Census results from 2011 show that the city with the highest number of people with an Islamic affiliation is Sydney, at 208,148. The city with the lowest number is Hobart, at 1,160.
This FACT indicates the unemployment rate of teenagers aged between 15-19 years in each Australian city in December 2013. There is no minimum number of hours worked to be considered employed. If a teenager is studying, they are considered 'employed', and so only those who are not completing secondary school or who are not enrolled in tertiary education, and do not have any form of part time or casual employment, are considered.