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Adelaide thinks it’s better than us

By Barcham - 4 March 2013 30

The Property Council of Australia has released its findings about which Australian cities are the most liveable.

Canberra came second, beaten by Adelaide.

Compared with other cities, Canberra performed particularly well on:
• Having a good road network and minimal traffic congestion (72% agree)
• Being a safe place for people and property (73% agree)
• Being clean, well-maintained and unpolluted (78% agree).
However, compared with other cities, Canberra performs relatively poorly in terms of:
• Being an affordable place to have a good standard of living (30% agree)
• Having a vibrant cultural entertainment scene (65% agree).

I agree with everything except the being poor at having a ‘vibrant cultural entertainment scene’. Nonsense. Sadly these results were found by interviewing Canberrans so 65% of interviewed Canberrans have never looked at our Entertainment section.

Man, Adelaide is going to be unbearable next time I see her.

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Adelaide thinks it’s better than us
KB1971 8:31 pm 04 Mar 13

davo101 said :

Ben_Dover said :

Adelaide also has the best cricket ground in Aus.

Manuka, same size playing surface as the MCG but you’re never sitting more than 20m from it.

Manuka is probably the worst oval I have ever watched a game of football at.

The footy field in Pambula is actually marginally larger than the MCG surface and you can see all of the ground and all of the game from anywhere around the ground.

Cant do that from the front row of Manuka.

joingler 8:21 pm 04 Mar 13

davo101 said :

Riiggghhhttt-o then. I’m assuming that only people who have lived in more than one of the cities were interviewed because they’d be in a position to make a comparison. Otherwise we’re just measuring city pride.

I don’t think that they are comparing to other cities. I thought they were surveying to find out which city had the happiest citizens in a range of categories.

In my experience, for public transport, Adelaide is the best capital city, followed closely by Brisbane. Canberra beats Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart quite easily (with the exception of the ridiculous Sunday night curfew). I will admit I’ve never been to Darwin or Perth.

I feel unqualified to pass judgement on any category although I would happily take 12 months of Canberra winter than one month of an Adelaide sumeer.

Ben_Dover 7:25 pm 04 Mar 13

In Adelaide, does getting a murder conviction earn you more than a month’s weekend detention? Win again then.

Pork Hunt 6:29 pm 04 Mar 13

poetix said :

Adelaide really killed us on the ‘having inventive murderers’ front, although that might be scraping out the bottom of the barrel.

At least they solve their murders over there…

Holden Caulfield 5:27 pm 04 Mar 13

Ben_Dover said :

Adelaide also has the best cricket ground in Aus.

Yeah, nah, they used to. In the process of turning it into a much more pleasant 21st century arena suitable for footy they’re going to ruin all the things that made it a great cricket ground.

It’ll still be nice, but not like it was in the good old days.

Indeed, Manuka is probably its equal, especially with the proper old skool scoreboard.

They have much nicer wine and better driving roads.

Tetranitrate 5:25 pm 04 Mar 13

Not to be a dick, but realistically a survey like this needs to include something along the lines of ‘plentiful employment’. You can have the most cultured, affordable, well run city in the world, but it’s hard to enjoy it except as a tourist if you can’t actually survive there. Adelaide has pretty much the worst job market of any major city in the country. I’m sure some people do well there and love it, but there’s a reason why people aren’t jetting in by the hundreds of thousands.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:58 pm 04 Mar 13

poetix said :

Adelaide really killed us on the ‘having inventive murderers’ front, although that might be scraping out the bottom of the barrel.

Haha you beat me to it. Recently been reading about Australian murderers. Adelaide is a pretty messed up place in that regard.

MERC600 3:56 pm 04 Mar 13

Have they fixed the water up yet ? Can remember visiting rellies their and you used the tank water for drinking. The town supply that came out of the kitchen tap was brown. But that was a few years ago.

davo101 3:53 pm 04 Mar 13

Ben_Dover said :

Adelaide also has the best cricket ground in Aus.

Manuka, same size playing surface as the MCG but you’re never sitting more than 20m from it.

Ben_Dover 3:08 pm 04 Mar 13

I agree with everything especially the being poor at having a ‘vibrant cultural entertainment scene’. Spot on. These results were found by interviewing Canberrans so 35% of interviewed Canberrans have never looked at our Entertainment section.

Fixed. 🙂

Adelaide also has the best cricket ground in Aus.

JessP 1:11 pm 04 Mar 13

Yeah it is in some ways….

Nice beaches (I know thats not Canberra fault but hey!), cheaper housing, weather isnt so extreme in Winter (but is in Summer), not so many public servants…… Better food (fresh food in particular).

poetix 12:40 pm 04 Mar 13

Adelaide really killed us on the ‘having inventive murderers’ front, although that might be scraping out the bottom of the barrel.

DrKoresh 12:01 pm 04 Mar 13

They’re the one city that’s snobbier than us too, so I guess it makes sense. Plus, what’s with their accent, am I right? Sound like they just stepped off the boat from Merry Ol’ England.

davo101 11:56 am 04 Mar 13

Riiggghhhttt-o then. I’m assuming that only people who have lived in more than one of the cities were interviewed because they’d be in a position to make a comparison. Otherwise we’re just measuring city pride.

Favourite Doug Mulray quote “Adelaide: Yass with poofters”.

Madam Cholet 11:49 am 04 Mar 13

There’s a reason that there aren’t many direct flights from Canberra to Adelaide. It’s because we don’t want to go there. I hate having to go there.

I was there a few weeks ago and stayed on Miller Street. If this is what is known as vibrant in Adelaide, i.e. police sirens every 10 minutes, then yes, they are the winners. The person I met with was originally from Canberra, and funnily enough he was a quite happy to bag Adelaide and its residents!

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