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Study Reveals Best Cities for Families in 2017

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Online real estate portal for home buyers and sellers Homeday have released a study revealing the best cities for families worldwide.

After thousands of successful property sales, Homeday learnt through conversing with homebuyers that young families looking to settle down is one of the core engines of the home purchasing industry. They commissioned this study in order to help potential property buyers and sellers make data-led decisions.

To begin research, Homeday first asked hundreds of parents what makes a city great for raising a family. Using the answers, they then determined the main categories to study; city infrastructure, maternity laws, healthcare quality, happiness levels, activities for children, and expert perception. After analysing thousands of cities around the world for data relating to these categories, they then determined the final list of 100 best cities for families. Every city which is featured in this final index has been hand-picked from thousands of possibilities so should be considered an excellent place to raise a family.

Within these main categories, there are 15 factors; Housing, Education System, Safety, Affordability, Unemployment, Pollution, Transportation, Maternity/Paternity Law, Healthcare, Happiness, Kid Friendly Airports, Activities for Kids, Green Spaces, and then we polled 30,000 parenting professionals and journalists for their Expert Perception. These factors were chosen based on what parents confirmed were important when choosing a city to settle in, and give an overview of the best cities for young families to both live and visit around the world. Every city in the final list was analysed for these 15 factors and then awarded a score to determine a final ranking.

“Our real estate agents agree that the ultimate importance for most young families searching for real estate, is a location which is good for their family development.” says Steffen Wicker, Managing Director at Homeday. “For those families trying to decide where to put down roots, they need data-led research more than ever to help them make an informed decision. We hope that this study will make the all-important choice of where to raise a family that bit easier for young movers.”   

The table below reveals the results for SydneyAustralia. Scores are from 1 – 10, with 10 meaning that the city ranks very highly for this factor:

 

Sydney, Australia ranks 13 with a total score of 7.75

Housing

Education System

Safety

Affordability based on PPP

Unemployment

4.87

6.89

8.91

6.45

7.55

Pollution

Transportation

Maternity/Paternity Law

Healthcare

Happiness

7.91

7.36

1.30

7.09

8.64

Kid Friendly Airports

Activities for Kids

Green Spaces

Parents

Professionals

10.00

9.33

9.34

8.95

9.35

N.B. This is a sample of the full results which can be found here: https://www.homeday.de/en/family-index-international/

The table below reveals a sample of the results for the top 20 cities for families:

 

#

City

Country

Housing

Education System

Maternity/Paternity Law

Healthcare

Happiness

Activities for Kids

Total Score

1

Copenhagen

Denmark

9.73

7.15

8.22

7.91

9.91

8.64

8.43

2

Oslo

Norway

9.18

7.15

8.91

7.36

10.00

7.18

8.32

3

Zurich

Switzerland

7.91

8.55

2.48

9.91

9.73

5.00

8.20

4

Stockholm

Sweden

4.27

7.87

9.31

10.00

8.64

7.64

8.18

5

Hamburg

Germany

9.36

8.72

7.13

9.09

7.00

7.55

8.14

6

Vancouver

Canada

5.82

9.45

7.63

7.82

9.09

8.55

8.09

7

Basel

Switzerland

8.82

7.84

2.48

9.91

9.73

4.05

8.04

8

Toronto

Canada

4.09

9.45

7.63

7.82

9.09

8.18

8.01

9

Stuttgart

Germany

7.27

8.55

7.13

9.09

7.00

7.45

7.98

10

Munich

Germany

5.27

8.77

7.13

9.09

7.00

8.82

7.96

11

Lausanne

Switzerland

7.64

8.55

2.48

9.91

9.73

2.73

7.90

12

Vienna

Austria

6.64

5.41

9.21

8.36

8.09

9.36

7.76

13

Sydney

Australia

4.87

6.89

1.30

7.09

8.64

9.33

7.75

14

Helsinki

Finland

4.54

9.17

9.90

7.36

9.27

7.00

7.75

15

Melbourne

Australia

5.54

8.24

1.30

7.09

8.64

8.88

7.75

16

Bern

Switzerland

8.36

7.85

2.48

9.91

9.73

2.64

7.73

17

Montreal

Canada

4.09

9.45

7.63

7.82

9.09

8.91

7.72

18

Brisbane

Australia

8.09

6.59

1.30

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