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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 amount in tonnes of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions by renewable fuel as a proportion of 100,000 persons in each Australian state. Renewable fuels are those which come from renewable resources, such as biofuels or Hydrogen fuel. These figures have been calculated by taking the total volume of greenhouse gas emissions by renewable fuel in each state and dividing it by 100,000.
Australians are some of the highest meat consumers in the world. According to United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization data for 2009, Australians consume around 111.5 kilograms of meat per year on average. This number is more than double the world average of 41.9 kilograms. However, consumption patterns are starting to change, with a shift towards healthier, cheaper and more sustainable eating habits. In light of this, the number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Australia is growing.
This FACT indicates the number of 100% vegetarian and vegan restaurants in each state and territory.
This FACT indicates the number of cattle livestock in each state (represented in millions). Australia is one of the world's most efficient producers of cattle, and the world's second largest exporter of beef. The livestock industry represents a strong part of the national economy, with the off-farm meat value of Australia's beef valued at around A$12 billion. The gross value of Australian cattle and calf production is estimated at A$8 billion.
The state with the highest number of cattle livestock is Queensland, with 10,544,965 cows. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, with 5,974 animals.
This FACT indicates the percentage of people imprisoned for illicit drug offences as their most serious crime in each Australian state.
This FACT indicates the percentage of population living in beach council areas within 25km of the CBD. Beach council areas are defined as local constituencies that directly border a beach. Using 2016 census data, the population of people living in the beach council areas was divided by the entire population. Australia, has 37,000 kilometres of coastline, including 11,011 recognised beaches, near which the vast majority of the population resides. 80 percent of Australians live in a coastal strip that extends from Cairns down to Adelaide, extending inland for only 50 kilometres. The coastline extends through a wide range of climates, from tropical in the north, to temperate in the south. The city with the highest percentage of people living in beach council areas is Darwin with 9.31 percent. The city with the lowest is Brisbane, with 0.3 percent