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Adelaide deemed Australia’s most liveable city in survey

Adelaide was the only metropolitan location in the country that rated above average across all 16 liveability metrics.

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Adelaide’s Central and Hills areas have been deemed the most liveable metropolitan locations in the country in a new Ispos survey.

Ipsos’s Life in Australia 2020 ‘Liveability Index’ gave the areas a ranking of 71.5.

Adelaide was the only metropolitan location in the country that rated above average across all 16 liveability metrics.

Sydney dominated the 10 most liveable metropolitan locations with four areas: Sutherland in second spot, the city and Inner South in sixth place, North Sydney and Hornsby in seventh, and Northern Beaches ranked number eight.

In other metropolitan locations, Perth and Brisbane both had two areas in the top ten. In Perth, the inner area was in third spot, and the Northwest in ninth spot, while in Brisbane, it was the inner city in fifth position

Brisbane West ranked tenth, and Melbourne had one area in the top ten, with the Inner South taking fourth position.

The most liveable regional location was the Murray region in NSW with a ranking of 70.4. It rated above average compared to other regional locations for every metric except for ‘access to the natural environment’.

The number one attribute for Australians when choosing a place to live is ‘feeling safe’ for both metropolitan and regional areas (both at 72%).

Similarly, for both areas ‘affordable decent housing’ (48% metropolitan/56% regional) and ‘high-quality health services’ (45% metropolitan/52% regional) rounded out the top three most important attributes.

For metropolitan Australia, ‘reliable & efficient public transport’ (45%) and ‘access to the natural environment’ (39%) were the fourth and fifth most important attributes, while for regional Australia ‘access to the natural environment’ (51%) sat as fourth most important attribute and ‘good job
prospects’ (36%) as the fifth.

For the full survey results, see here.

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