An event recap of the Urban Living Index launch

Monday, December 14, 2015

It was a privilege for two of our team, Mark McCrindle and Annie Phillips to attend and present at Urban Taskforce’s launch of the Urban Living Index on Thursday 10th December.

The event was an opportunity to showcase the Urban Living Index and how it can be best utilised as Sydney continues to grow and increase in densification.

The Urban Living Index

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to develop The Urban Living Index, which is going to be used as an ongoing measure for the liveability of suburbs in Sydney. This instrument considers the affordability, community, employability, amenity and accessibility of an area to determine how liveable it is. The challenge for Sydney’s future is to ensure that it responds to population growth yet maintains its world-beating lifestyle and that its liveability rises to match its increasing density. While a city can always improve, the results of the Index show that the city planning and unit development are creating thriving urban communities, as evidenced by the results that show superior liveability in high density Sydney suburbs.

To read the full report, visit the Urban Living Index website here.

Sydney’s most liveable suburbs

Crows Nest-Waverton
Surry Hills
Potts Point – Woolloomooloo

In the media

Sydney Morning Herald - Measuring urban living across Sydney

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


Queensland digital cars Population Clock Adelaide household organisations Australian Dream mccrindle research innovative christianity wellbeing office researcher mccrindle careers winter blues Tuesday Trend Sydney Do It Yourself population map monarchy trends community event trades Research Executive millennials Crime Rates earn budget couple 40 million home owner public speaker gen z follow Kirsten Brewer work mates daily commute demographic transformations mining boom paying to work motivate sydney hills royal baby cultural diversity cost training google networking trend tuesday charity contiki ACF investor sunny days newspaper Real Estate breakfast social research communities royal influence ashley fell keynote wage GPO potts point New South Wales census results public holiday wealth and income distribution cica hobart schools students brand census national wealth generations school satisfaction hills shire speakers pack Australian Population education sector meetings moderators guide Canberra not-for-profit infographic future of education trend 2013 NEETs research services Engineering Manager poker master #censusfail housing affordability salary workplace happiness spend megatrends FOMO real Channel 7 alpha eliane miles Christmas lunch winter gold coast Royals entertainment non profit economy unemployment national crime rates faux-ciliser youth village baby names australia report family typical australian entrepreneur population Mark McCrindle SMSF ipswich forecasting rain year 12 wolloomooloo selfie intern households mentor study buildings bondi socialites living christian australian communities forum Australian demographics travelling REIV National Conference income Northern Territory omnibus rent financial fears product Generation Y sector wide study domestic innovation schools car father's day research report rising house prices teachers ACF 2016 TEDx 2012 deloitte holidays child care sector social enquiry states authenticity engagement Caregiver office opening tuesday social shifts micro apartments friendship new york times fresh energy learn narcissism economic Western Australia ACT house hopes land of the middle class woolworths australian social research easter social volunteers sector wide year 7 average aussie optus my business awards engage logan focus groups australian communities trends report national private wealth transport baby boom property price greatness darwin wealth Australian Communities Trends society nfp housing trends media commentary Australian Home Financial Planning Association snapshot leadership wealth distribution gen alpha IT Specialists train employers friends australians staying home more facts education research poor suburban living outsourcing demographer Netflix celebration internships culture going out mother's day keynote speaker forum small business Wellington rise of local sydney speaker DESTEL fears Christmas presents media release focus group waverton google for education event Christmas season tips weekly earnings stats generation bus financial independence micro property market infographic wall social lives 23 million global financial crisis Australian Census 1994 long weekend environment 24 million shopping centre norwest McCrindle Speakers social researchers government debt 2015 know the times SRE debate brisbane consumerism aged care puzzle education future report optimistic urban taskforce video Research Director educhat proactive stay home affordability Social Trend apartments cloudy days offenders mover and shaker collaboration Merry Christmas wages public speaking world youth day community TDE change future-proof seasons customer Education Future Forum Bathburst baby name housing growth Melbourne post rationalism speakers neutral bay victoria perth 24,000,000 urban living index entrepreneurial South Australia prince george rule keeper social impact marrickville annual income capital cities water census 2016 rich faux-cilising Hornsby Shire Council TED suburb average Australian brand experience Andrew Duffin huffington post home education JOMO tv career hornsby religion community engagement cultural diveristy relational average sydneysider internship overcast lalor park society trends families sydney event marriage criminal ageing population SMART group Channel Seven market research EFF statistics social life identity TAS participants list supply and demand office space research pack high density apartments mobile The ABC of XYZ organisational culture gender demographic parents SA publication visual cancelling plans presentation faux-cilise shbc emerging generations VET sector men urban living marriages vegemite collaborative speaker communicate goals royal family technology media ashley mckenzie Gen Y Australia Day 2017 survey children sun media activity 2016 entrepreneurs of today christmas pharmacies learner population growth local communities house price earnings 10 years future of shopping storytelling owning a home 2016 census NBRS Architecture Res Vis global future proofing click award winner priorities life school high density living safe divorce qualitative research social analysis purpose 1968 financial future Northern Beaches Skilling business performance millenials communication apartment Northern beaches Event Word Up renting January 26th capital city February 16 kate middleton demographic trends skills goal bureau socialising in the media low density new office communications equip Generation X baby the hills research visualisation local community data healthy future group session shopper's pick Valentine’s Day property New Zealand local Financial Planning Week the great screenage screenage blaxland middle class jobs of the future Christchurch cash World Water Day forecast Charlotte conference speaker mythbusting cold spirituality panel census fail 2014 the australian dream 1980 research ferry sydneycity business index medicine ultimo work-life population milestone generation alpha aussie culture high school conference presentation moreton bay REIV Conference Australia street student builders program resource TED talk 2017 James Ward case study mortgage HSC education future language clothing insight parenting housing market Geoff Brailey "know the times" earning lifestyle social commentary dream trends of 2017 recap work mythbusters Hills Shire Council learning learning styles social issues cooking quote Wodonga workforce toys Work place story names Macquarie University data visualisation The Daily Edition personal growth Gen X census data WA news futurist anzac balance jobs students FPA baby name predictions changing face of sydney business pyrmont university degree renter of the future results Australian Families etiquette data analyst young australians New Zeland Real Estate Institute of Victoria Sydney keynote speaker demography brands area plans coffee optus politics suburbs finance research data housing culturally diverse meals trends of 2016 financial dreams workplace culture NBRS demographics report Deaths tea house price rise tattoos future of work faith slideshare shopping commuters conference experience Australia Day Australian schools Tasmania professional development NT Financial Planning Association of Australia internet generational trends Vocational education curiosity growth baby names cartodb trends analyst leader investment staff residents employment millionth youth unemployment the changing face of interactive future proof teaching home ownership baby name trends teach presentations ABS unaffordable tableau school students Australian Bureau of Statistics Australians high density australia wealth and income holiday award survey design easy rider thought leadership travel baby names report Aussies professional System's Architect professional presenters baby boomers CBD Assistant Store Manager geomapping sydneysider cancelling event university personalities English hello fresh manly crime church CPI young people townhouses affordable dare to dream global generations commute consumer princess charlotte sydney metro Australian Trends pharmacy responsive Myth tertiary education food cost of living 1975 in depth interviews city litter social change environmental scanning retirement infographics grandparents DIY divorce rate not for profit Sydney Hills Business Chamber menai urban Kiwi professional speaker daily telegraph growing population 2020 conferences challenge impact aged care ideas ethnography state the average aussie NSW insights social media analysis hills house prices educated sydneysiders ease of travel weather emerging trends dreaming Births grave decision world define marketing rental stress royal graphs professional services Tuesday Trends crows nest resilience sunburnt country sustainable sports dessert Northern Beaches Christian School leadership workshop Wagga Wagga 2016 census results sentiments showreel summer wedding VET investing future social commentator social trends acf15 online shopping emerging technologies Territory mccrindle tea teleworking generation Z mateship cancel plans events PSI Aussie belief thrive relevant vegetarian social researcher Scouts shifts ageing Love increasing densification eliane Australian communities visualisation Queensland: QLD VIC Duchess of Cambridge financial repayments teacher twentyseventeen the hills shire staying in women online workshop mccrindle in the media