Each year, the survey participants are asked to score their suburb on a scale of 1-10 against 16 different liveability criteria, such as how safe the area feels, the quality of available healthcare, affordable housing, job prospects, public transport and other similar requirements. Suburbs are then given a rating out of 100.
This year, Sydney’s eastern suburbs came out on top, scoring 65.8/100 and ranking 3rd in the overall list of 42 metropolitan areas in Australia, however affordable housing and road congestion were major concerns in the eastern suburbs.
North Sydney and Hornsby areas ranked second in Sydney, and the inner south suburbs came in third place. Areas such as Baulkham Hills, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Ryde, Parramatta, Blacktown, the inner and outer west all scored an average of 59.9/100.
However, the lowest-rated suburbs in Sydney were the south-west, scoring just 49.1/100.
The most liveable area in New South Wales general is the Murray region.
Want to know more about the study? You can read it in full HERE.
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