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This FACT indicates the distance of every city’s main sporting stadium to its GPO (city centre) in kilometres. The main sporting stadiums used were; The SCG, The MCG, Adelaide oval, Perth Stadium, The Gabba, Blundstone Arena, TIO Stadium and Manuka Oval. These stadiums are described as being each city’s main stadium because they're the most primarily used stadiums for sporting and events.
Home ownership is a widespread aspiration in Australia: owning a home is a fundamental part of 'The Australian Dream'. However, in recent years housing prices in major cities have risen, and this dream is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. So, which city holds the title of the most valuable housing? Which city is the best for investing in property?
This FACT indicates the average House Value Index (HVI) of each Australian capital city, at the end of February 2018. The HVI aims to measure month to month movements in the value of Australian housing markets, and indicates the level of property and investment value. When compared with the growth rate of housing values, the data presented is an interesting point of discussion for potential home buyers and policy makers. This FACT is indicated in thousands of dollars.
This FACT indicates the number of Australians who have an affiliation to an Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religion in each capital city.
Indigenous Australians have a rich culture with ancient traditions and beliefs which are traditionally based on animist spiritual frameworks. Indigenous Australia's oral folklore and spiritual values are based upon reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime; an early period from which come stories of creation and the naming of the natural landscape by the very first Aboriginal ancestors.
Today, there are very few Indigenous Australians who maintain a belief in a traditional Aboriginal Religion. According to statistics form the 2016 Census, the city with the highest levels of affiliation is Sydney, at 503. The city with the lowest level of affiliation is Canberra, at 19.
Percentage of a city's population that have changed residencies within their state over 5 years until 2016
How frequently do people change their place of residence within the same state or territory? This FACT indicates the percentage of people within their greater city area that have moved from a residency within their state or territory, during the 5 years until 2016. Moving can often be tied to job opportunities or people moving from regions to their state capital. This FACT could be impacted by housing prices and cost of living, population growth or family formation. The city with the highest percent of residents that have moved within the same state or territory is Brisbane at 27.9 percent. The lowest is Canberra at 19.1 percent.
This FACT indicates the median rating of all Australian capital city universities combined according to the QS World University Ranking system from the year 2018. The QS World University Rankings is an annual release of the world’s top 700 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds, and has been calculated since 2004. It employs a combination of both qualitative and quantitative indicators covering four key areas of concern for students: research, employability, teaching and internationalization. The research currently considers over 2,000 universities, which are ranked according to their score out of 100 across all categories: the top 400 are ranked individually, while those placed 401 and below are ranked in groups.
Specifically, the rankings are compiled using the following six weighted indicators: Academic reputation (40%) Employer reputation (10%) Faculty/student ratio (20%) Citations per faculty (20%) International faculty ratio (5%), international student ratio (5%) and reputational rankings by faculty area. According to the 2018 rankings, Canberra is placed the highest of its Australian counterparts at 24, with a score of 84.4. Darwin is ranked the lowest, within the group 651-700, with no score visible.