Sydney❜s Best And Worst Suburbs To Live In Revealed

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Cue the debate! The new Domain Liveable Sydney study has revealed the best - and worst - Sydney suburbs to live in. 

Authored by Deloitte Access Economics and Tract Consultants, the study used a wealth of data to map how liveability compares across the city. And it's not just proximity to schools, parks (and good cafes!), they've used 19 indicators to assess suburbs on their capacity to provide quality of life to residents.

A Not-So Sub Suburb

Milsons Point has taken the crown of Sydney’s most liveable suburb, outranking 568 other neighbourhoods across Greater Sydney.  It was one of 31 suburbs which scored 10 out of 10 for liveability.

Indicators that it scored top marks for were walkability, airport noise (we mean, what noise?!), access to harbour views, culture, employment, and public transport. It also scored high for access to shops, cafes, schools, open space, tree cover and proximity to the coast and beach.

Here are Sydney’s 10 most liveable suburbs:

1. Milson’s Point
2. Lavender Bay
3. Sydney
4. Kirribilli
5. McMahons Point
6. Wollstonecraft
7. Darling Point
8. Waverton
9. North Sydney
10. Edgecliff


What About The West?

Parramatta and Warwick Farm, ranked 80th and 81st respectively, and were the only suburbs in Sydney’s west to make the top 100.

Sutherland Shire had more than a dozen suburbs among the top 100.

And Now For The Worst Suburbs

It's no surpise that Sydney’s pattern of liveability was closely related to the coast and harbour. Out of 568 suburbs these places were ranked at the bottom. 

Top Ten Worst Suburbs in Sydney:

569. Blairmount
568. Denham Court
566. Glen Alpine
565. Hassall Grove
564. Bow Bowing
563. Bungarribee
562. Middleton Grange
561. Hinchinbrook
560. West Hoxton

See the full list here.

What do you think of the results? 

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