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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 percentage of people aged between 10-24 years in each city. According the 2016 ABS Census, the city with the highest percentage of young residents in this age group is Brisbane, at 20.3 percent. The city with the least number of young residents is Hobart, at 18.3 percent.
This FACT indicates the annual domestic RPT (regular public transport) passenger movements at city airports for the year June 2016 to June 2017 (in millions). The data covers revenue paying passengers carried by Australian-registered operators of scheduled regular public transport services over Australian flight stages, including passengers carried between domestic airports on international flights operated by these carriers. Charter flights are not included in these statistics. From the data sourced, Sydney and Melbourne have the largest domestic passenger movements with 42.6 million and 34.9 million passengers respectively. Hobart and Darwin have the loswest domestic passenger movements at 2.1 million and 2.4 million passengers respectively.
This FACT indicates the number of people in Australian capitals who speak a Chinese language at home. While Mandarin and Cantonese are the most commonly known Chinese languages, there are many other regional dialects.
The number of people who speak Chinese languages at home offers insight into the number of first and second generation Chinese Australians living in a city, as well as the ethnic distribution within a city (that is, the assimilationof different cultures in multicultural neighbourhoods, as opposed to mono-cultural neighbourhoods).
Unsurprisingly, the city with the highest number of people who speak a Chinese language at home is Sydney, the city with the largest Chinese population, at 382,869. The city with the lowest is Darwin at 3,101, followed closely by Hobart at 3,674. This data was collected in the 2016 ABS Census.
This FACT indicates the proportion of single parents who are male in each Australian city. The 2016 ABS Census shows that the Australian average of single male parents as a proportion of all single parents is 18.9. The city with the highest proportion of male single parents is Darwin, at 22.6 percent. The city with the lowest is Sydney at 17.0 percent.
This FACT indicates the unemployment rate of teenagers aged between 15-19 years in each Australian state in 2017. There is no minimum number of hours worked to be considered employed. If a teenager is studying, they are considered 'employed', and so only those who are not completing secondary school or who are not enrolled in tertiary education, and do not have any form of part time or casual employment, are considered.