Let's settle this once and for all...with science.
May I direct your attention to the following graph, which plots the volume of Google searches for the word 'hipster'* on the y-axis against the independent variable, time, on the x-axis.
As you can no doubt see, there is strong evidence against the common preconception that Melbourne is the hipster capital of Australia.
Could it be that there are in fact more hipsters in Sydney than in Melbourne?
Is this simply a consequence of Sydney's higher overall population?
Could it be that Melburnian hipsters are more 'self-aware' than Sydney hipsters, and that this dampens their curiosity to search for their own subculture?
Why is Adelaide so high on the list?
- Note that it is reasonable to use volume of searches for the word 'hipster' as an approximate measure of relative hipster population. The only people who would Google 'hipster' are hipsters themselves.
Website hipsterrunoff.com also provides strong supporting evidence: