Adelaide has again been tipped as Australia's most liveable city, with Sydney and Darwin ranking at the bottom of the list.
A Property Council of Australia study, now in its second year, has found residents of Adelaide are most pleased with their city, narrowly edging out Canberra. Sydney and Darwin residents showed the greatest dissatisfaction with their cities.
While residents of Adelaide and those of Sydney and Darwin varied greatly in their assessment of the cities, capital city dwellers across the board were scathing in their assessment of factors such as housing affordability and public transport.
"Australians know what makes a great city, and they rate our cities poorly in housing affordability, environmental sustainability, congestion and public transport. These results should shock governments into action to lift the performance of our cities," Property Council national policy director Ken Morrison said.
Access to affordable housing was the area in which capital cities rated poorest, with only 34% of respondents approving of their city's performance. Respondents were also asked to rate their state or territory government's performance in housing policy, with the newly-ousted Queensland government ranking highest and the NSW government receiving the lowest score.