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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 Australians who speak Arabic at home per 100,000 persons, in each capital. Arabic is the fifth-most commonly spoken language in the world, and is spoken most widely in Northern Africa, the Middle East, and East Africa.
Given the increase in migration from these regions to Australia over the past decade, the number of people who speak Arabic at home has increased. However, this number is still significantly lower than other major languages spoken in Australia, namely Chinese languages, Indo-Aryan languages, Vietnamese, Italian, and Greek, to name a few.
Results form the 2011 Census show that the city with the highest number of people who speak Arabic at home is Sydney, at 4,068 per 100,000 persons. The city with the lowest number is Darwin, at 197 per 100,000 persons.
This FACT indicates the number of women who smoked during pregnancy in each Australian state. Studies have shown that smoking while pregnant can decrease the amount of oxygen available to your child during the pregnancy, increase the chance of a miscarriage, increase the chance of a premature birth and can increase the risk of the baby being born with damage to its respiratory system. Nationally, 13.2 percent of women smoked during pregnancy. The data presented here reflects numbers for 2011. The state/territory with the highest number is New South Wales at 10,667 women smoking during pregnancy. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 558.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree qualification who are male in each capital. A bachelor’s degree is typically earned after undertaking 3 to 5 years of undergraduate study, although this range can vary depending on the field of study, study load and, of course, the student’s diligence.
This FACT indicates the percentage of each city's population who always recycles garden waste, or use garden waste for compost. Garden waste can be recycled for use in potting mix and compost for public gardens and council-run green space. Recycling is encouraged by councils who provide a garden waste recycling scheme, including organic bins.
The city with the highest percentage of people who always recycle garden waste is Adelaide, at 57 percent of the population. The city with the lowest percentage is Perth, at 20.5 percent.