What Makes a City the Most Liveable?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What makes a state or city liveable? Is it the low crime rate, affordability, ease of travel or is it simply the weather? We have compared some of the major factors and revealed what Aussies really think.

Affordability

If you take the average weekly earnings, subtract the average weekly mortgage repayments based on house costs, you find that NSW doesn’t do too well, it is earning 20% above the average, but the houses are 64% above the average, so NSW works out to be the worst in terms of income after housing. But WA is on top of the charts, with the ACT doing pretty well also.


Ease of travel

We took the centre of population of each of our capital cities, the mid-point of the population sprawl where as many people live north, as south of this point, and as many east, as west. From this centre of living we measured the average, non-peak hour driving time to the centre of the CBD marked by the GPO of each capital. We found that as we would probably expect, Sydney was the longest drive, about 33 minutes to get from the centre of population to the centre of the city, but the quickest trip of all was Brisbane with just 8 minutes.


Crime rates

This is the number of offenders per annum, per 100 people and the Territories book end the data here, with the ACT with the lowest crime rate nationally and the Northern Territory as the highest crime rate and the other states right in the middle. As measured by crime rates, the ACT is Australia’s safest place to live.


Weather

We measured this by looking at the average number of sunny days - totally clear days in a year. Tasmania not doing too well with a lot of cloudy, overcast days, but WA takes the crown with the most number of sunny days in any given year.



Watch Mark McCrindle's full interview on The Daily Edition here


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

suburbs Duchess of Cambridge shifts income social enquiry gender Deaths parenting dreaming ACF17 Engineering Manager TAS living education research statistics authenticity Australian Communities Trends volunteer slideshare social shifts recap census results population milestone James Ward 2014 travel Merry Christmas vegemite 2016 census results couple cars learning styles home ownership language educated Charlotte woolworths leader 1994 tertiary education housing affordability high density eliane report engagement teleworking data generation Z cartodb women sentiments care support SMSF unemployment royal Sydney work FOMO young australians healthy future trends of 2016 social change Hills Shire Council census data celebration commute property market IT Specialists university degree workforce case study millionth social commentary professional wellbeing sunburnt country moreton bay interactive trend tuesday baby boom conference presentation professional speaker TDE public speaking not-for-profit Bathburst in depth interviews communicate WA retirement stay home teaching census live the dream entrepreneurial learning moderators guide PSI Canberra google leadership workshop socialising education future report February 16 cost of living train men Work place data visualisation friends participants English optus social researchers relational royal influence contiki experience The ABC of XYZ Adelaide cica community engagement know the times investment sydney metro australians staying home more fears rise of local Gen X work mates student population growth water social impact cloudy days bus Kiwi housing market national private wealth insight employment anzac work-life demographer the changing face of volunteering EFF cancelling plans Aussie public holiday shopper's pick collaborative global financial crisis sustainable collaboration mover and shaker overcast builders home area etiquette SMART national wealth capital city REIV Conference government menai housing growth Res Vis lifestyle Population Clock brisbane Christmas presents chairty city program princess charlotte financial fears the hills shire trend social media the australian dream pyrmont video Mark McCrindle Sydney keynote speaker Real Estate marriage System's Architect culturally diverse lalor park australian social research "know the times" students baby name predictions keynote speaker Australian Trends community Channel Seven casual survey Financial Planning Week group session teacher not for profit megatrends ACT manly wedding affordable spirituality Australian Bureau of Statistics spend charity education sector religion financial planning mccrindle tea future-proof entrepreneur McCrindle Speakers population summer investing breakfast 2016 deloitte baby name prince george young people SA business performance outsourcing award winner educhat January 26th brands generations emerging technologies conferences Wellington grandparents aussie culture non profit faux-cilising communication aged care puzzle news research services training politics 10 years local communities researcher dream gig economy graphs research pack coffee 2017 Territory marketing conference purpose financial independence presentation thought leadership rent australian community trends report Generation X Northern Beaches professional presenters career stats jobs of the future children Sydney Hills Business Chamber story baby name trends 2015 future of work showreel new york times qualitative research waverton rich ethnography ACF 2016 Real Estate Institute of Victoria school students panel demography Northern beaches Event child care plans Australia Day 2017 greatness townhouses communications geomapping daily telegraph goal acf15 selfie media activity buildings engage finance Australia Day ashley fell property price resource ferry generation gig post rationalism demographic trends office screenage generational trends parents perth weather state storytelling infographic ideas sydneycity apartment snapshot click year 12 Geoff Brailey long weekend economy salary Western Australia wealth 24 million real socialites NBRS hobart analysis bureau shbc trends of 2017 Generation Y futurist happiness Tuesday Trends newspaper sector Research Director mortgage VET sector eliane miles jobs Vocational education ease of travel high density apartments daily commute owning a home cooking australian communities forum poor survey design resilience ABS equip infographic wall sector wide global social commentator NEETs dessert entrepreneurs of today weekly earnings FPA careers emerging generations hills shire Education Future Forum Christmas lunch Christmas season office opening affordability winter blues tableau social researcher housing trends in the media focus groups tea internet sydney speaker innovative faux-cilise household alpha baby names social trends Births personalities wealth distribution group Northern Territory divorce rate impact ACF2017 infographics offenders norwest GPO #censusfail office space google for education life volunteering data REIV National Conference social analysis travelling sector wide study budget identity earning census 2016 future of education high school world cash events Andrew Duffin media commentary Royals debate micro apartments ageing balance CPI changing face of sydney media release CBD cold crime future study Australian Census supply and demand facts holidays organisations media renter of the future pharmacy research data investor rental stress urban demographic NT staying in focus group NBRS Architecture cultural diveristy global generations research report 1975 christian sydneysider royal family South Australia trends analyst Australian schools blaxland social life online crows nest ashley mckenzie growth youth unemployment Gen Y social the average aussie mccrindle in the media faith DIY NSW faux-ciliser census fail education mother's day transport states Christchurch money urban taskforce future of shopping commuters cancel plans increasing densification Financial Planning Association environment data analyst pharmacies sydneysiders micro results new office school satisfaction middle class consumer Research Executive local housing optimistic earnings choice workers entertainment Crime Rates rule keeper millenials village christmas consumerism digital marriages Macquarie University house prices monarchy litter Tuesday Trend fresh speaker cost family Australian Dream learner toys generation alpha vegetarian belief sydney hills tv demographic transformations change omnibus debt hopes mobile land of the middle class gold coast suburban living forum paying to work presentations ageing population New Zealand small business innovation low density hills sports ultimo forecasting neutral bay Word Up property keynote sydney event economic local community going out networking baby boomers criminal curiosity divorce quote mythbusters TEDx shopping meals 1980 medicine Aussies population map volunteers skills suburb HSC conference speaker Channel 7 trades schools tuesday financial future Queensland: QLD customer kate middleton home owner internship narcissism wealth and income distribution clothing public speaker 2020 australia huffington post visualisation unaffordable growing population society father's day relevant capital cities online shopping proactive potts point DESTEL the great screenage dreams Australian demographics event gen z mccrindle australian baby names report tips Myth internships teachers high density living average Australian business 24,000,000 employers ipswich hornsby school seasons nfp Wodonga intern australian communities trends report bondi New Zeland future proofing research learn darwin brand energy easy rider Scouts speakers social issues VIC rising house prices research visualisation mentor poker master 23 million speakers pack schools students technology future proof the hills challenge TED business index Caregiver average aussie leadership optus my business awards Wagga Wagga baby names australia report personal growth wealth and income mateship communities average sydneysider Love education future wage easter house price youth 1968 names SRE meetings workplace culture thrive Queensland royal baby baby dare to dream aged care brand experience mythbusting wages victoria households Australian Home car goals earn JOMO house Melbourne residents domestic Valentine’s Day demographics ACF emerging trends responsive Northern Beaches Christian School 2016 census follow grave decision publication financial annual income Social Trend visual Kirsten Brewer repayments Australian Families world youth day financial dreams families logan professional services food forecast list workshop social research wolloomooloo Australian communities friendship environmental scanning house price rise New South Wales sun World Water Day twentyseventeen Australians organisational culture typical australian year 7 Hornsby Shire Council university apartments TED talk priorities church teach product mining boom Australian Population hello fresh professional development insights charities millennials safe Australian community trends marrickville Financial Planning Association of Australia 40 million Assistant Store Manager define society trends community event christianity urban living index staff Skilling social lives culture cultural diversity NFP event motivate winter cancelling event Netflix Australia street sunny days Do It Yourself The Daily Edition rain national crime rates trends market research renting urban living VET 2013 tattoos 2012 award mccrindle research holiday shopping centre workplace gen alpha Tasmania

Archive