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


Which Australian major city has the best weather on Australia Day?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Australians love to celebrate Australia Day in the sun. We attend the thousands of events taking place in every suburb and council area right around Australia. It’s a relaxed day which we spend having a picnic, at the beach or watching the fireworks.

But, we know that rain can spoil all these festivities and the atmosphere around them. So which major Australian capital city has the best Australia Day weather?

An analysis of Australia Day weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology since 1900 has yielded some intriguing results over the 116 years.

Perth's Australia Day's are hardly ever rainy

Perth arguably has the best Australia Day weather, experiencing just 8 Australia Day's of rain since 1900 with an average of 2.9mm of rain falling on these days. It also has the highest average maximum temperature at 30.4°C with 61 of the past 116 Australia Days above 30°C.

In comparison, Sydney has experienced 51 rainy Australia Day's, Melbourne with 28, Brisbane, 41 and Adelaide, 17.


Australia Day temperatures most consistent in Sydney

Sydney may have recorded the rainiest Australia Day's, but when it rains, it rains significantly less than it does Melbourne and Brisbane.

The temperatures in Sydney are much more comfortable for a day out, with average temperatures of 26.6°C over the past 116 years. Sydney has only experienced 2 Australia Days above 40°C and 13 above 30°C compared with 61 and 4 for Perth respectively.


Melbourne has had the coolest maximum temperatures

On the other hand, Melbourne experiences a range of temperatures, with the lowest average maximum temperature out of the 5 major capital cities, at 25.9°C. It has experienced 21 Australia Day's where the mercury has failed to rise up 20°C but there have been 28 days of temperatures above 30°C over the past 116 years.




Brisbane experiences rainy Australia Day’s

In Brisbane, when it rains, it pours, on Australia Day as it has the wettest rainy days out of all the capital cities, with average rainfall of 22.7mm on their rainy days, compared with 5.5mm in Adelaide and just 2.9mm in Perth.

Brisbane and Adelaide have experienced average temperatures of 29.9°C and 28.5°C respectively, with 57 days reaching above 30°C in Brisbane and 39 days in Adelaide.



Depending on your preference …

So what’s the best capital city to celebrate your Australia Day? Based on the past 116 years of data, if you’re hoping for a day that feels slightly cooler, Sydney has been typically greeting Australians with a 20°C range in temperatures, but higher likelihood of wetter weather. If you’re looking for a classic, hot Australian summer’s day, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide is the destination where temperatures could reach above 30°C. Melbourne is probably the most unpredictable, where your Australia Day could take a chance at being hot like summer should be, or cold and wet instead.

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

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

Archive