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


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