Melbourne, Australia's most liveable city!
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index 2022, Sydney and Melbourne are among the top 10 safest cities in the world. And Melbourne is on the top of the most liveable cities in Australia.
Beachside suburbs like Coogee and Bondi come out on top for liveability. Close enough to the city centre while existing in their own bubble, these coastal hotspots offer exquisite views and a space to breathe away from the commotion. For trendy inner-city living, try Paddington and Potts Point.
“As has traditionally been the case, remote towns with large indigenous populations in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland dominate the rankings of household size. Burketown, Bathurst Island, Telfer, Binjari, Forrest (WA), Alice Springs and King Ash Bay are towns possessing highest household size.”
“Queensland's known as the Sunshine State. All those rays and the laid-back lifestyle might be among the reasons why it's Australia's happiest state,” Bayliss said.
People seeking a life in Australia have a good reason to put Canberra, the Australian capital city, on their priority list. A new survey by the University of Canberra's Health Research Institute has found that the city's residents are happier on average than people in other Australian cities.
Sydney regains the top spot as Australia's largest city for 2021, but Melbourne is close on its heels.
We're here to answer the question, Should I Visit Melbourne or Sydney? Both cities offer a unique Australian flavour, yet they are so different. Melbourne is considered the cultural capital of the country, while Sydney's undeniable landscapes, weather and nature always remains an allure to travellers.
So… is Melbourne better than Sydney? Melbourne is good for culture, sport, food, nightlife and day trips. Yet, Sydney's weather is more consistent, the beaches are nowhere near as good (thankfully there's plenty of other ways to spend a summer weekend in Melbourne) and the transport links to the airport kinda suck.
State and territory
The Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest median total income ($68,325) and Tasmania the lowest ($47,909).
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Adelaide, tying with Gold Coast, has been named the healthiest cities in Australia in a new study by Mandoe Media, with Melbourne, Perth and Sydney rounding out the top 5. Brisbane missed a top 5 place, ranking 6th, and the nation's capital ranked 12th.
Balwyn in Victoria
Balwyn is a hilly suburb and it is about ten kilometres away from the east of Melbourne city. Balwyn is another perfect area where you can live in Australia if you love a quiet environment. The suburb is considered affluent as there are lots of historic, beautiful buildings and amazing streetscapes.
Perth has been named the friendliest city in Australia. True story!
1. Canberra – Australia's Capital City. Nestled between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is not only the capital but also Australia's safest city. With a low crime rate and a small-town vibe, Canberra offers an attractive blend of city living and peaceful suburban life.
Census data shows more people moved interstate to Queensland than any other state or territory in the five years to 2021.
In 2016, the Australian Taxation Office listed Mungallala as having the lowest mean taxable income by postcode, making it the poorest town in Australia, which led the ABC to do a documentary on the town for their online "storyhunters" program.
1 Broome, Western Australia
In the rugged red sand desert of the northern Western Australia region known as the Kimberley lies the fabled town of Broome. The Kimberley coast enjoys a tropical climate, so visitors can hit the beach all year round.
No suburb in the country features a greater concentration of members of The List – Australia's Richest 250 than Toorak, where Melbourne's wealthiest families have gathered for decades. Think historic looking mansions guarded by large hedges set back from the street to ensure privacy.