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ie. the amount of skyscrapers/highrise in each city in comparison to their population.

1. Gold Coast; pop 418 438 to 230 buildings = 1 819 people per building
2. Sydney; pop 4 201 500 to 806 buildings = 5 213 people per building
3. Melbourne; pop 3 559 700 to 437 buildings = 8 145 people per building
4. Brisbane; pop 1 733 200 to 194 buildings = 8 934 people per building
5. Adelaide; pop 1 119 900 to 88 buildings = 13 938 people per building
6. Perth; pop 1 433 200 to 98 buildings = 14 624 people per building

Well everyone knows that Gold Coast will top this one, and suprisingly Perth is ranked last.
This is the best way of comparing cities' skyscrapers to one another IMO. any other ideas of a better way or any good ways to compare cities?

(all stats from emporis; http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/ma/ct/ci/?id=100006 )
 

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Emporis data is stuffed. Melbournes 12+ floor database is really inaccurate and sydney is unfairly split up. I don't know about the other cities. Perhaps it should be 100m+ buildings only? The database is far more accurate the taller they get.
 

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^ Agreed.

I like the 90m cut off. Cul uses that.

Rank - City - Pop - Scrapers over 90m - People per building - Score (Lowest scores are better)

1. Gold Coast; pop 418 438 to 65 buildings = 6,347 people per building [SCORE: 6.3]
2. Melbourne; pop 3 559 700 to 116 buildings = 30,687 people per building [SCORE: 30.6]
3. Sydney; pop 4 201 500 to 126 buildings = 33,345 people per building [SCORE: 33.3]
4. Brisbane; pop 1 733 200 to 51 buildings = 33,984 people per building [SCORE: 33.9]
5. Perth; pop 1 433 200 to 15 buildings = 95,546 people per building [SCORE: 95.5]
6. Adelaide; pop 1 119 900 to 4 buildings = 279,975 people per building [SCORE: 279.9]


So. Apparantly GC is way out in front, Brisbane Sydney and Melbourne are clumbped togehter, Perth is quite a ways back, and Adelaide... poor adelaide.
 

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Correct. Sydney's count is over 1000 based on the population figures you've used, you have to include all metro cities as well if you're going to use the metro population.
 

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sirhc8 said:
Did you include all metro cities Malt?
i dont think it would matter a great deal. there wouldnt be many, if any, towers over 90m outside Sydney CBD and Nth Sydney. maybe chatswood has a couple??
 

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Sydney's breakdown is:

Sydney CBD - 118
North Sydney - 5
Chatswood - 4
Bondi Junction - 1
St Leonards - 1

3. Sydney; pop 4 201 500 to 129 buildings = 32,569 people per building [SCORE: 32.5]


So, you're right, it didn't change it much.
 

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Wow! I had no idea the gap between Brisbane and Perth was so huge!!!

One thing people don't take into account with Brisbane and thats its suburbs. There are a huge amount of suburban buildings over 12 stories that arn't in emporis. Just your run of the mill suburban apartment buildings but they should be included.

Photos Below illustrate Brisbane's suburban highrise density.

Photos from Pbase - Joseph Lee.






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ncik said:
ie. the amount of skyscrapers/highrise in each city in comparison to their population.

1. Gold Coast; pop 418 438 to 230 buildings = 1 819 people per building
2. Sydney; pop 4 201 500 to 806 buildings = 5 213 people per building
3. Melbourne; pop 3 559 700 to 437 buildings = 8 145 people per building
4. Brisbane; pop 1 733 200 to 194 buildings = 8 934 people per building
5. Adelaide; pop 1 119 900 to 88 buildings = 13 938 people per building
6. Perth; pop 1 433 200 to 98 buildings = 14 624 people per building

Well everyone knows that Gold Coast will top this one, and suprisingly Perth is ranked last.
This is the best way of comparing cities' skyscrapers to one another IMO. any other ideas of a better way or any good ways to compare cities?

(all stats from emporis; http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/ma/ct/ci/?id=100006 )
Yeah if you go by the metro pop of Sydney then you should include the 1300 scrapers with it. (= 3232 people to a building)
Pretty smart thread tho, very different from the norm.
 

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Yeah if you go by the metro pop of Sydney then you should include the 1300 scrapers with it. (= 3232 people to a building)
Pretty smart thread tho, very different from the norm.
I bet there are hundereds in Sydney that people have not counted.

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Why do people feel the need to have to find creative ways to make artificial statistics to compare cities anyway? Does it really matter in the end?

'Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.'
Homer Simpson
 

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Yeah JT a good example is Myself with the help of a few othe Members ...

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I bet there are hundereds in Sydney that people have not counted.

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Have been updating Kiwi Cities , Auckland was at approx 140 in all Categories ,now after a couple of Months of searching the count is Approx 250 Buildings with more uncounted !
We have started on Wellington which was at just 38 Buildings , already we are at approx 80 Skyscrapers , again there are alot more to be counted , just guessing but the count will end up for Wellington at approx 120 :)
 

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That list like the one above, is seriously flawed as it includes buildings that haven't even started construction yet. As I said earlier, you can only include buildings u/c up to the height they are currently at, not what they will be.

If you've got 10m of core sticking out of the ground, you can't count it as a 300m building.
 

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sirhc8 said:
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That list like the one above, is seriously flawed as it includes buildings that haven't even started construction yet. As I said earlier, you can only include buildings u/c up to the height they are currently at, not what they will be.

If you've got 10m of core sticking out of the ground, you can't count it as a 300m building.

True. However, give you a pretty good comparison point against other cities.

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hey theres a lot of green in those photos jt. looks really nice to have so many trees in an urban environment. taken of toowong & st lucia i reckon
 
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