As you probably all know, here at BobinOz.com we love a good survey. Well, such a survey was released on January 22nd but, at the time, there was so much going on that it slipped me by.
But thankfully, today, nothing major has happened which is great news, and gives me the chance to tell you about the best city in Australia. First, a little background on this particular poll.
It was commissioned by the Property Council of Australia and 4,072 people in all the capital cities were questioned about where they live.
Apparently, there were 17 key attributes for them to assess for their own cities, including things like outdoor recreational environments, natural environments, cultural entertainment, schools and educational facilities, roads and traffic congestion, public transport, environmental sustainability and the affordability of housing to name just a few of them.
“Get to the point Bob, who won?”
Well, how about that? I was there only the other week. What’s Adelaide look like? This…..
For the record, we loved our stay in Adelaide and it did feel like a good place to live. We loved that it was lighter later. Although we are in the middle of summer it still gets dark here in Brisbane by 7 o’clock whereas in Adelaide that doesn’t happen until about 8:40 PM.
What we didn’t like so much were the flies. Sure, we have flies here in Brisbane, but not as many and our flies tend to keep themselves to themselves. Adelaide had the sort of flies that like to get in your face! Why do they do that? Does my face look like a cow’s backside?
Don’t answer that!
Okay, I know you want to know the all the results. So here we go:
For what it’s worth, I was shocked Canberra was so high, not surprised at all that Sydney came last and probably thought that Brisbane should have done better.
Not only did Adelaide win, but South Australia also topped a second list for the best performing government. The full results there were:
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
My only question would be, is 4,072 people divided by eight cities, so just a tad over 500 from each, a big enough sample to make sense?
My thanks to the Property Council of Australia for commissioning this report and you can visit their website at www.propertyoz.com.au.