Bankwest quality of life index 2008

financial indicator series

01 May 2008

The inaugural BankWest Quality of Life Index tracks where living standards are highest in Australia by ranking local performance across key indicators of the labour market, the housing market, the environment, education and health. The index examines data at a local authority level (LGA).

The index shows today's obsession with moving to the coast to escape the stress of modern living has proven to be a myth, with 21 out of 25 most liveable communities in our urban suburbs.

Five hundred and ninety LGAs across Australia were ranked against 10 key criteria including employment levels, crime rates, internet access, health, education levels, earnings, home ownership rate, house size, proportion of empty homes and community involvement.

Data has been gathered from sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Tax Office, the Public Health Information Development Unit and various state police departments.

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