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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 number of homicide victims per 100,000 persons in each state, between 2012-2013. The state/territory with the highest proportion is the Northern Territory at 13.21 per 100,000 persons. The state/territory with the lowest number of homicide victims is the Australian Capital Territory at 1.39 per 100,000 persons, followed closely by Victoria at 2.35.
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.
Low inner metro density in most Australian capital cities, and especially compared to large cities in North America or Europe, mean that many people have a lengthy commute to and from work. Because most Australians tend not to use bicycles, and public transport infrastructure is insufficient, the result is that many people are required to drive.
This data looks at the number of registered motor vehicles (including company owned vehicles) that are garaged or parked at or near private dwellings on census night. Trucks, motorbikes, scooters and tractors are excluded.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people in each Australian capital city using a car (as driver or passenger) to commute to and from work. The level of car dependency in Australian cities has increased significantly, with vehicle kilometres travelled growing faster than the population.
This FACT indicates the total carbon emissions, a form of greenhouse gas, of each state in 2009. The data is represented in millions of tonnes, and includes all types of carbon emissions, including those coming from the building, agricultural, and mining industries. This is a hot topic in Australia, and is high on the agenda for both federal and state governments, particularly since the introduction of the carbon tax in the federal government.
The state with the highest total carbon emissions is New South Wales with 154 million tonnes in 2009. The state with the least was the Australian Capital Territory at 1 million tonnes.
This FACT indicates the percentage of households that use wood as an energy source in each state in 2008. The use of woodfire ovens has seen a downward trend in recent years, with most dwellings using electric or gas-powered heaters. This figure however does give insight into how cold a city is.
The state that uses the most wood is Tasmania, with 37 percent of households using the energy fuel. The state using wood the least is the Northern Territory, with just 2 percent of households; unsurprising, given it has the hottest year-round temperatures.