Melburnians Live Longer Than Any Other Aussies

According to a new study.

Melburnians Live Longer Than Any Other Aussies (Victorian Government)

Melburnians are the longest-living Australians, according to the government's first national comparison of our cities.

A baby born in Victoria's capital in 2017 will live an average 83.7 years, a full three years ahead of the worst-faring Albury-Wodonga where the life expectancy is 80.8.

The National Cities Performance Framework assessed key indicators including population growth, employment, housing, infrastructure, liveability and sustainability.

"While the opportunities have never been greater, every city has its own fingerprint, its own DNA," said Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, MP Angus Taylor.

Despite a great result congestion remains an issue, with only three out of five Melburnians able to travel to work within 30 minutes, second only to Sydney where that was 58 per cent.

MELBOURNE AT A GLANCE:

  • Population: 4.73 million
  • Life expectancy: 83.7 years
  • Annual population growth rate: 2.67%
  • Annual employment growth: 3.46%
  • Youth unemployment rate: 14.3%
  • Jobs accessible by car within 30 minutes: 60%

SYDNEY AT A GLANCE: 

  • Population: 5.03 million
  • Life expectancy: 83.7 years
  • Annual population growth rate: 1.82%
  • Annual employment growth: 1.73%
  • Youth unemployment rate: 10.9%
  • Jobs accessible by car within 30 minutes: 58.2%
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