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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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How long does it take to sell a unit or apartment in each Australian capital city? This FACT indicates the average number of days that a unit is on the market in each Australian city, according to RP Data for July 2015. It provides some insight into the demand for housing in each of the locations, and raises questions concerning foreign investment and concentration of home ownership as a proportion of the population.
This FACT indicates the total number of both domestic and international aircraft movements in thousands at each city's major airport. The data is represented in thousands. It shows the amount of aircrafts that entered and left each city's airport between 2011-2012. Sydney and Melbourne have the highest aircraft movements, with Brisbane in a near third place. The lowest aircraft movements occur in Hobart and Darwin, consistent with other air traffic data.
Australia is one of the world's leading producers of lamb and mutton. It is the largest exporter of mutton and live sheep, and the second largest exporter of lamb. Australians are among the biggest consumers of lamb in the world. According to Meat and Livestock Australia, the off-farm meat value of the Australian sheep meat industry is A$3.9 billion, and the sheep farming industry if therefore extremely important for the economy.
This FACT indicates the total number of sheep in each Australian state and territory. These numbers are represented in millions.
This FACT indicates the percentage of the population whose parents were both born overseas, and is sourced from the 2011 ABS Census. The city with the highest percentage of first generation Australians is unsurprisingly Sydney, at 49.4 percent; which is in keeping with the percentage of people with non-Australian ancestry. The city with the lowest is again Hobart, at 17.2 percent. The Australian average is 34.3 percent, or just over one third of Australia's population.
This FACT indicates the petroleum usage for transport per 100,000 persons (gigalitres) in each Australian state. The numbers include all road, water, air and other types of transport for both private and commercial use. The state with the highest usage is the Northern Territory with 336 GL per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is South Australia with 170 GL per 100,000 people.
*Data for the ACT could not be obtained