An event recap of the Urban Living Index launch

Monday, December 14, 2015

It was a privilege for two of our team, Mark McCrindle and Annie Phillips to attend and present at Urban Taskforce’s launch of the Urban Living Index on Thursday 10th December.

The event was an opportunity to showcase the Urban Living Index and how it can be best utilised as Sydney continues to grow and increase in densification.

The Urban Living Index

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to develop The Urban Living Index, which is going to be used as an ongoing measure for the liveability of suburbs in Sydney. This instrument considers the affordability, community, employability, amenity and accessibility of an area to determine how liveable it is. The challenge for Sydney’s future is to ensure that it responds to population growth yet maintains its world-beating lifestyle and that its liveability rises to match its increasing density. While a city can always improve, the results of the Index show that the city planning and unit development are creating thriving urban communities, as evidenced by the results that show superior liveability in high density Sydney suburbs.

To read the full report, visit the Urban Living Index website here.

Sydney’s most liveable suburbs

Crows Nest-Waverton
Surry Hills
Potts Point – Woolloomooloo

In the media

Sydney Morning Herald - Measuring urban living across Sydney

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


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