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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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This FACT indicates the number of people born into Generation X, between the years 1965 and 1981, per 100,000 persons in each city. The numbers are represented in thousands and represents Census results for 2011.
This FACT indicates the total number of hospitals located in each Australian state and territory. A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment. Here, all specialised treatment hospitals are included. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, by health organizations (for profit or non profit), health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations.
The number of hospitals and the number of patients they can hold offer insight into the state and capacity of the health and wellbeing sector in each city/state and territory. This data was collected in 2013-14.
This FACT indicates the total number of current official festivals and events that will be occurring over the next year (August 2012 - August 2013) according to each Australian state's tourism and events website. Please note that the figures given in this data do not represent all possible festival/events that will occur, but show only festivals or events that have been registered with each respective tourism commission as of August 2012.
These events attract both domestic and international tourism, promote cultural diversity and economic activity, and increase the vibrancy and social scorecard of a city. The city with the most registered festival and events (between August 2012-2013) is Melbourne, with 533. The city with the least is Darwin, with a comparatively small 21 registered events planned for the coming year.
This FACT indicates how many people use motorbikes and scooters to commute to work per 100,000 persons in each Australian state. Given that this form of transport is better for the environment and can reduce traffic congestion, the data is sorted from high to low.
The state with the highest number of motorbike or scooter commuters is the Northern Territory at 670 per 100,000 people. The state with the least is Victoria at 199 per 100,000 people.
Australia is one of the biggest exporters of wine in the world, with approximately 747 million litres of wine exported internationally each year. This means that more Australian wine is consumed overseas rather than in Australia. The Australian wine industry is therefore vital to Australia’s economy, particularly for reasons such as production, employment, export and tourism.
This FACT indicates the dollar value made from the international export of wines by each Australian state and territory from the years 2010 to 2011. The values here are represented in thousands (000’s). The state with the highest amount of value made from the international export of wines is South Australia, at A$1.2 Billion a year. The Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory ranked the lowest at a combined value of A$50,000.
In this instance, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has combined the data for both territories and it was not possible to gain individual statistics, thus both have been recorded as zero.