TOP USER COUNTY: USA
TOP FACT: THE COLDEST CITY (WINTER AVERAGE, DEGREES)
TOP CATEGORY: CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
21 MARKET PROFILES
MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT
AUSTRALIAS BEST CITY USERS:
Compare city performance across multiple topics to discover how Australia's capitals perform in different sectors.
Discover where you should live, work, or visit by creating a city report card based your personal selection of facts.
From the bizarre and trivial to the serious and useful: get lost in a sea of facts and confirm or challenge your knowledge.
Commuter times have a huge impact on work-life balance, contributing to workers' stress levels and attrition rates across all industries from the year 2012. Companies and corporations are increasingly addressing this issue by allowing more and more workers to telecommute or work from a local or home office. These measures, particularly in Australia, which has a large urban sprawl and high petrol prices, these measures are welcome ones, and will likely help to reduce the average amount of time that employees spend commuting to and from work.
This FACT indicates the average amount of time spent by a person commuting between work and home in each Australian capital city, assuming a five day work week and commuting during peak hour traffic (usually a higher tariff rate for public transport commuters). For cities that implement zone pricing structures, (that is, the cost increases the further one travels), the average between 5km and 25km journey from the CBD is used.
*Data for Darwin could not be found therefore we have used Northern Territory data from 2006 from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
This FACT indicates the total number of cargo in tonnes that was imported to each Australian capital city port between the years 2015 to 2016. These number are represented in millions.
These numbers have an impact on infrastructure and government policy, as well as providing insight into the self-sustainability of each city. The city with the highest number of imports is Sydney - the most heavily populated state - at 20.4 million tonnes. The city with the lowest was Hobart, at 1.2 million tonnes. In this instance, Canberra has been omitted since it has no sea ports.
This FACT indicates the total number of cargo in tonnes loaded as a result of importing and exporting in each city. This number is represented in millions. The city with the highest number is Perth with 34.9 million tonnes. The city with the lowest is Hobart with 2.0 million tonnes.
Percentage of people who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery (Regional)
This FACT indicates the percentage of people who waited more than 365 days to be admitted from waiting lists for elective surgery between 2016 and 2017 in each state.
This FACT indicates the confidence of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owners in there potential future success within Australian metro areas in September 2017. This indicator is largely subjective, and is calculated by assessing the potential business and financial opportunities that these businesses experience, both in relation to their own businesses and the economy as a whole.
An SME is a company whose staff numbers fall below a certain limit. Low confidence of SME's can reflect a state's perceived lack of innovation or competitiveness within the market by people launching small enterprises. Interestingly, the city with the most confident SMEs is Canberra, with 67 percent of SMEs being confident in their furture prospects. The city with the least confident SMEs is Darwin, with 49 percent.