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Australia's most liveable city

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Warrnambool and the South West comprise the most liveable region in Australia, according to the latest Ipsos Life in Australia study.

Warrnambool came out on top based on factors including a sense of community, access to the natural environment, affordable housing, high quality health services, good job prospects and feeling safe.

“This is wonderful recognition of our city and the region,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Tony Herbert said.

“The study considers the attributes of a place that people consider important in their lives.

“We are so fortunate in Warrnambool to have the facilities that we have and the stunning coastal setting.

“We have Deakin Uni, South West TAFE, a base hospital, dedicated cancer treatment centre and a great arts and culture scene.

“All of these factors help create a sense of belonging, a sense of opportunity and contribute to the sense of pride we feel for our city.”

In reaching number one Warrnambool outscored inner Perth, Central Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills, Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and the inner east and inner south suburbs of Melbourne.

Other regional areas to score highly were the South East of South Australia, the Murray region of NSW and the Sunshine Coast.

Ipsos is a global market research and consulting company which has its headquarters in Paris, France, and offices in more than 80 countries including Australia.


Liveability index score

Warrnambool and the South West


Inner Perth


Adelaide Central and Hills


Sydney Eastern Suburbs


Melbourne Inner South


Melbourne Inner East


Brisbane Inner City


Perth North West


South-East South Australia


Brisbane East


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