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|Population||1.3 million||2.2 million||4.4 million||2.0 million||4.8 million|
|Climate||Hot, dry summers. Mild, wet winters||Hot, wet summers. Warm, dry winters||Hot, changeable summers. Cool unsettled winters||Hot, dry summers. Mild, wet winters||Hot summers. Mild winters. Driest in spring|
|*Median House Price October 2016||$436,000||$504,000||$665,000||$495,000||$920,000|
|**Best city for:||Community||Personal well-being, standard of living, safety, environment, social conditions, government, business.||Personal relationships|
|Mid Summer Sunrise / set||5.59 am / 8.29 pm||4.50 am / 6.43 pm||5.55 am / 8.41 pm||5.07 am / 7.21 pm||5.41 am / 8.06 pm|
|Mid Winter Sunrise / set||8.24 am / 6.12 pm||6.38 am / 5.02 pm||8.36 am / 6.09 pm||7.16 am / 5.20 pm||8.00 am / 5.53 pm|
|Traditional Industries||Agri-food products / services, Cars, Insurance/financial services||Agri-food products / services, Tourism, Transportation services||Agri-food products / services, Automotive, Insurance / financial services||Mineral and Petroleum products, education, health||Commercial / business services, Health / education, Insurance / financial services|
|Emerging Industries||Business convention services, Health / education, ICT||Aerospace, Biotechnology, Engineering / environmental technologies||Biotechnology, Engineering / environmental technologies, ICT||Biotechnology, Engineering / environmental technologies, ICT||Biotechnology, ICT, Life sciences|
|Major private sector employers||Holden (Automotive)|
Arnott’s Biscuits (Agri-food products services)
Sola Optical (Instruments / precision manufacturing)
Virgin Airlines (Transportation services)
|CEA Technologies (Defence equipment / services)|
Phenomix Corp. (Biotechnology)
TransACT & Tower Software (ICT)
Foster’s Group Limited (Agri-food products / services)
National Australia Bank (Insurance / financial services)
* RP Data.
** Surveys of residents’ perceptions carried out by the Australian Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University.
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