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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 live music hotel and bar venues in each Australian state, according to the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as of September 2011. Live music and bar venues provide entertainment to audiences, but also a stage for the creative growth and development of a community, encouraging cultural and entertainment markets.
The state with the highest number of live music hotel and bar venues is Queensland, at 495 venues, closely followed by New South Wales at 491 venues. The state with the least is the Australian Capital Territory at 12 venues.
This FACT indicates the number of motor vehicle registrations in each Australian state and territory in 2013, and is represented in millions. The number of registrations indicates the number of vehicles in each state.
The state with the highest number of motor vehicle registrations is New South Wales and consequently the state with the highest population, at 4.985 million. The territory with the least registered vehicles is the Northern Territory, at .149 million.
This FACT indicates the number of people born in Greece and living in Australia per 100,000 persons. In the middle of the 20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated into Australia as part of the Australian Government’s “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 introduction of Greek cuisine and community clubs in each city.
This FACT indicates the percentage households in each state using rainwater tanks as a water source. The numbers have increased in recent years thanks to the state restrictions on mains water usage, plus new state laws which require all new dwellings, plus select extensions and renovations on dwellings, to install rainwater tanks for private use.
The measures are aimed at making dwellings more sustainable, and relieving pressure on mains water supplies. 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.
This FACT indicates the percentage of each city's population enrolled in government-run primary schools across Australia from the year 2011. The city with the highest percentage is Brisbane, at 5.91 percent. The city with the lowest is Canberra at 4.65 percent.