See How Paddington Ranks on Liveable Suburbs List

Paddington Ranks High in Most Liveable Brisbane Suburbs List
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The inaugural Domain Liveable Brisbane study, ranking the 260 Greater Brisbane suburbs, has been revealed. So, how did Paddington fare?

Paddington is the 4th most liveable Brisbane suburb, according to the Domain Liveable Brisbane study. Paddington leads the pack in terms of topographic variation — its hills allow for great city views. Just 2 km west of Brisbane CBD, Paddington also scored high for access to employment and walkability.

The Domain Liveable Cities study is authored by Deloitte Access Economics and Tract Consultants which, based on several indicators, measures liveability in suburbs across Melbourne, Sydney, and for the first time this year, Brisbane. 

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.

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Surprising it may seem, but what the study revealed is that higher-density suburbs are more likely to be liveable, due mainly to the older suburbs undergoing transformation may likely experience increased traffic congestion. The findings underscore the suburbs ability to provide amenities for its residents to make it more liveable.

The top 10 Greater Brisbane suburbs for liveability according to the Domain Liveable Brisbane 2019 study:   

  1. Alderley
  2. Wilston
  3. Ascot
  4. Paddington
  5. Newmarket
  6. Red Hill
  7. Kelvin Grove
  8. Windsor
  9. Albion
  10. Grange
  11. Auchenflower
  12. Sandgate
  13. Taringa
  14. Deagon
  15. Mitchelton
  16. Toowong
  17. Petrie Terrace
  18. Nundah
  19. South Brisbane
  20. Spring Hill