National Cities Performance Network updated

The Australian Government has updated the National Cities Performance Network, a data snapshot of 21 of the country’s largest cities.

The site is designed to help guide the policy and investment decisions of all three levels of government, as well as industry and the community.

Some eight capital cities and 13 other major cities are including in the data, which was launched in December 2017 and updated last month.

“In one location, you can track the performance of cities across key measures: Jobs and Skills; Infrastructure and Investment; Liveability and Sustainability; Innovation and Digital Opportunities; Governance, Planning and Regulation; and Housing,” the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development said.

In housing affordability, for example, the site lists the dwelling price to household income ratio for the period June 2018, ranking Wollongong highest at 9.31 and Darwin lowest at 3.97.

The site’s data sources include the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Property Monitor, the Australian National University, and Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics.