Why British Ex-pats Choose Australia

Why British Ex-pats Choose Australia

If you are interested in leaving the UK behind to live somewhere a little more exotic, there are many great reasons why you should move to Australia.  The first thing that comes to the forefront of your mind is probably the warmer climate.  However, as you will see below, there are many other great reason why Australia is one of the most popular destinations of Brits emigrating abroad.

The Economy

Compared to the majority of Europe, Australia was able to avoid sinking to deeply into recession.  Australia is the 13th largest economy in the world with a rich supply of natural resources, a reasonably low rate of unemployment, poverty and a high GDP per capita.  This means there are greater business and employment opportunities in Australia than there are in many other countries.

The Quality Of Life

As a result of the reasonable to war climate and the previously mentioned stable economy, it makes sense that Australia offers a better quality of life than a large number of European countries.  For instance, the country was listed second place in the UN’s Human Development Index of 2010.  The Human Development Index ranks countries based on the living standards, education and life expectancy.  Additionally, cities such as Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane always rank highly in global liveability lists.

Thriving Multiculturalism

Every year, Australia welcomes with open arms a large number of ex-pats and actually promotes the concept of multiculturalism with its policy on immigration.  It has been calculated that around ¼ of Australians were born somewhere else, with the largest percentage of these people coming from places like China, Vietnam, New Zealand and of course, the UK.  As a result, the country on the whole is very open and accepting of ex-pats from all over the world and you will find that Australians are tolerant and warm towards people with different cultural practices.

The Cities

As previously mentioned, many of the biggest cities in Australia tend to rank highly on liveability lists.  It is also worth pointing out that many of the biggest and most popular are located on the coastline.  Take Sydney for example.  A very modern and dynamic city that has a large population of people from all ethnicities.  It is a world leader in terms of its financial sector, the arts, sports and commerce.  Lend Lease’s Brisbane display homes however offer a quieter but still very connected and community-based lifestyle to that of Sydney.  The beauty of Australia is that it offers up a variety to those who chose to live there.  Whether you want the hustle and bustle of the city or the quiet serenity of the outback; you can get it all in Australia.

Wildlife And Landscape

Regardless of wherever you choose to live in Australia; it is a country worth exploring in.  Australia is unique in that it offers beautiful sandy coastlines, mountain ranges in the south east,, deserts in the centre and rainforests.  As a result of the varied landscape,the country is home to a plethora of exotic and rare animals including marsupials, kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles; along with a stunning array of reptiles, fish and plants.