Four Australian Cities in Top 10 Best Places to Live
the third year running, Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and the second most
populous city in Australia, was named the most liveable city, by the Global
Liveability Survey 2013, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The
other three Australian cities that made it to the top 10 include Adelaide,
Sydney and Perth.
made it to the top beating 140 other cities that were covered under the Global
Liveability Survey. The survey covered ranking of cities in five individual
categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and
Survey compiled scores in each category and weighted to give a total out of
100. A score of 100 is considered ideal and 1 intolerable.
on the survey parameters, Melbourne scored the highest at 97.5 followed closely
by Austrian capital, Vienna with a score of 97.4.
the other Australian cities making it to the top 10; Adelaide with the score of
96.6 was ranked 6th; Sydney stood 7th with a score of 96.1 and Perth stood 9th
with a score of 95.9.
an expat perspective, all the four Australian cities among the top 10 of the
Global Liveability Survey offer a wide variety of work opportunities and
multicultural living environment.
a highly diversified economy, Melbourne is a leading centre of finance,
manufacturing, Information Technology, research, biotechnology, education,
logistics and tourism. Some of Australia's largest corporations have their
headquarters located in Melbourne. These include five of the ten largest
companies in the country based on revenue and four of the largest six companies
based on market capitalisation.
city is also the centre of Australia's automotive industry with manufacturing
facilities of Ford and Toyota located here. Melbourne is also a major financial
centre with two of the big four banks, NAB and ANZ having their headquartered
located in the city. Interestingly, Melbourne is home to the largest number of
the 340,000 Indians living in Australia.
Indians have outnumbered Italians to form the city's largest non-Anglo
The centre for manufacturing and
Sydney and Perth are also major centres of commerce and industry in Australia. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is
the country centre for manufacturing, defence technology, high tech electronic
systems and research.
Australia's most well-known and populated city is the country's financial and
economic hub providing approximately 25 per cent of the country's total GDP. The
Australian Securities Exchange and the Reserve Bank of Australia are located in
Sydney. The city also houses the headquarters of 90 banks and more than half of
Australia's top companies. The city is also hub of Australian tourism industry
and the country's most visited attractions are located here.
Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is the centre of the country's mining industry. The city's central business district has benefited from the regions mining boom to focus on services related to the resources industry.
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