Paddington, Petrie Terrace Get High Score from Millennials

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What does the younger generation say about Paddington and Petrie Terrace in terms of liveability? Millennials are giving these leafy suburbs a thumbs up, a perfect 10 to be exact, a recent study says.

Both Paddington and Petrie Terrace landed on top spot with a perfect score of 10, along with 12 other Brisbane suburbs, according to the Domain Liveable Cities study, authored by Deloitte Access Economics and Tract Consultants. Experts say that  Millenials find Paddington and Petrie Terrace very attractive because of their accessibility to everything and environment-friendly character homes. 

The study is based on several indicators including retail, cafes and restaurants, access to trains and buses, employment, tree cover, coast and beach proximity and walkability, and measures liveability in suburbs across Melbourne, Sydney, and for the first time this year, Brisbane. 





The 20 most liveable suburbs for millennials according to Domain include: 

SuburbsScore (out of 10)
Milton, Fortitude Valley, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City, South Brisbane, Paddington, Ascot, West End, Spring Hill, Albion, Newstead, Kelvin Grove, Bowen Hills, Newmarket10
Red Hill, Teneriffe, Woolloongabba, New Farm, Windsor, Toowong9

A total of 16 indicators were used in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, which include: density of cultural services, retail, cafes and restaurants, access to trains and buses, ferry, employment, crime,  tree cover, primary and secondary education, mobile and internet access, open space, tree cover, topographic variation, coast and beach proximity, walkability, and congestion.

Access to ferries was also used as an additional indicator in Sydney and Brisbane and access to trams was measured in Melbourne. Also, for Brisbane and Sydney, airport noise was also considered, and for Sydney alone, harbour and ocean views.

The results were then weighted to reflect a person’s different priorities at different stages in life, which in the case of Millennials, they lean towards communal activities, prioritising culture, cafes, mobile/internet, public transport and local jobs.