When it comes to Sydney's perennial east vs west rivalry, there are plenty of opinions and stereotypes about the spray-tanned, salmon-wearing 'silver tails' and ugg boot-bound bogan 'westies'.
And then there are facts.
Here, we've used data to explore the actual differences between life in a selection of Sydney's eastern and western suburbs. Some of it's serious, some of it's fun. Nothing here is meant to be perjorative. Because there's no 'superior' Sydney - just different ones.
Hopefully this sheds some light on the magnitude of those differences, real or imagined.
You can rent a four-bedroom house in the west cheaper than a studio apartment in the east
But that doesn't mean it's easier to pay the bills
Which might explain why, despite the cheapest rent, Mt Druitt tenants have the most bond money withheld
A millionaire still needs another $2 million loan to buy the average Bondi beach house
But then houses are pretty hard to come by in the east
Very few brave souls ride scooters in the west
Sydney sweats in very different ways
The kids are bigger out west. The adults, too
Probably because there are far more people earning over $2000 per week
Percentage of people within each weekly income band.