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There is a lot to consider before moving abroad, including; the effect of a transfer on your daily life, how it will impact your family and whether it is the right move for your career. So why is it that so many people are packing up and moving ‘down under’?
Australia is among the world’s largest economies, which is driven by the service sector, its natural resources and mineral export. However the more recent focus on science and technology has attracted new business, providing new employment perspectives for skilled employees.
Overall the Australian economy has proven resilient and has transitioned smoothly into a more service oriented environment, and with its close proximity to Asia, Australia’s economy is only expected to grow.
Australians pride themselves on perfecting a work-life balance, and with its strong economy and low unemployment rate, means that many people are moving to Australia for better job opportunities.
Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world, only falling behind the UK and USA. This is due to the high standard of education and diverse subjects available, appealing to students from around the world. If you’re moving with family to Australia, your children will be able to take full advantage of the education available, without paying the international fees.
4. Low population density
Even with its large amount of International Students, Australia still has the lowest population density of any continent in the world, with only 6.4 people per square mile.
Compared to the UK’s often dull and wet weather, through both winter and summer, Australia basks in full sun for an average 104 days a year. Australia’s most popular destination of Sydney enjoys temperatures of between 18o and 25oc in the summer months.
Due to the splendid weather, it’s no surprise that Australian’s enjoy a healthier and more active lifestyle. They spend a lot more time socialising outdoors, whether they’re taking advantage of the wide range of sporting activities available, or just relaxing and taking in the natural beauty of the country.
7. Natural Beauty
Australia has many areas of natural beauty for its residents to enjoy, and with its expansive coastline, roughly 80% of residents live within 50km of the coast. Therefore spending time at the beach is a big part of the Australian life. And if you don’t fancy the beach, there is also over 500 national parks and 14 world heritage areas hosting a variety of natural ecosystems.
If you are planning on moving to Australia it is worth looking into a ‘Multi-park Pass’ to cut down the cost of visits.
Whether you prefer participating in sporting events or spectating, Australia has a busy sporting calendar with numerous activities throughout the year. Surveys suggest that up to 70% of the total population participates in some form of physical activity at least once a week for, exercise, recreation of professional practice. The most popular activities include; walking, aerobics, swimming, cycling, tennis and golf. Whilst football / ‘Aussie Rules’ are the most watched sporting events.
Australia has one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world. Medicare provides basic cover for all Australians, however other services like; visits to the dentist, hearing or visual aids, and physiotherapy, among others are not covered by Medicare. Everybody living in Australian on a permanent visa is eligible for Medicare in the same sense Australian citizens are. However, most temporary visa holders will need to take out private health insurance, with proof of such being requested as evidence when applying for a working visa.
Even though Australia’s crime rate has increased over recent years, they still have one of the lowest crime rates in the world. And with the Australian communities being known for being conscious and neighbourly, you should feel comfortable in your neighbourhood. As with most countries however, some areas have bigger problems than others, so make sure you do your research. Amendments