Australia is a popular destination for people that are looking to migrate abroad. But have you ever wondered why so many people move to Australia?
With a high quality of life, excellent education system, beautiful scenery, outdoor lifestyle and more, Australia offers economic prosperity built on strong foundations of good governance, open markets and the rule of law.
In this blog, we look at this in more detail and consider 10 reasons people move to Australia.
1. A Strong Economy
Consistently ranking highly in global indexes as a desirable destination to live, work, study and invest, Australia is set to become the world’s 12th largest economy in 2023, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Economic growth forecasts has been revised upwards, driven by stronger than expected momentum in the labour market and consumer spending, with Australia’s Real GDP expected to grow by 4¼ per cent in 2021‑22, 3½ per cent in 2022‑23 and 2½ per cent in 2023‑24.
There are many factors that have driven Australia’s strong economic growth, and these include sustainable population expansion, robust export growth and balanced growth across industries.
2. Good Job Opportunities
With the Australian economy outperforming all major advanced economies, and unemployment sitting at around 3.5 per cent, it’s no wonder that job opportunities are promising in Australia. According to a recent report published by the Victoria University in Melbourne, some of the most in-demand jobs in Australia in 2022 are:
i. Construction managers – across residential, commercial and industrial projects.
ii. Civil engineering professionals – running your own practice or working for government authorities, private industry consulting firms, or major construction companies.
iii. Early childhood teachers – working in kindergartens and childcare centres.
iv. Registered nurses – working in a range of diverse areas, from emergency to aged care, mental health, paediatric care, general practice and more.
v. ICT business & systems analysts – with skills in data science and visualisation, machine learning, cloud technology and IT project management.
vi. Software & applications programmers – developing, testing and updating web and mobile apps and software programmes across a vast range of industries.
vii. Electricians – running your own business, or working in domestic, commercial or industrial settings, including the manufacturing, construction and mining industries.
viii. Chefs – where the Australian hospitality industry offers many opportunities for chefs.
ix. Childcare workers – working within childcare centres, community services, education programs and private homes.
x. Aged and disabled care workers – providing skilled care and support across residential, healthcare and community settings.
Here are some tips to help you find a job in Australia and you can find out more here about moving to Australia to work.
3. Year-Round Good Weather
While climate varies greatly throughout Australia’s eight states and territories, the country offers some of the best weather in the world, making for a great outdoor lifestyle, whether you like swimming, skiing, hiking, surfing, cycling, or running. Here is more information about the weather and rainfall in 5 of some of the best places to live in Australia:
• Weather in Sydney – Sydney enjoys a sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers.
• Weather in Melbourne – Melbourne is known for having four seasons in one day. The top temperatures are usually in January and February, when temperatures can occasionally soar past 30°C.
• Weather in Brisbane – The Queensland capital enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm weather almost all year round.
• Weather in Perth – As the sunniest city in Australia, Perth enjoys a temperate, Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild but wet winters.
• Weather in Adelaide – Adelaide experiences mild winters and a warm, dry summer, with a mix of cloudy and clear skies and wind.
4. World Class Health Care System
Australia’s health system is underpinned by Medicare – a universal health insurance scheme. Medicare and the public hospital system provide free or low-cost access for all Australians to most of these health care services. You are eligible for Australian healthcare if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or if you are in Australia on specific regional Australian work visas.
However, while Australia does have reciprocal healthcare arrangements with many other countries, if you are an expat moving to Australia, you will need to demonstrate to the Australia authorities that you have a minimal level of private health insurance to be granted a work visa. Once you are in the country, you can enrol in Medicare.
Pharmacies in Australia are also abundant, especially in the larger cities, and many stay open late. For medical emergencies in Australia, the number to dial is 000. Note that ambulance assistance is not covered by Medicare – another good reason to take out private medical cover.
5. High Standard of Education
Australia’s standard of education is exceptionally high, meaning that the schooling and university system is respected and admired worldwide. According to the World Population Review’s education rankings by country in 2022, Australia ranks number 8 in the world, behind the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Switzerland and Japan.
Formal schooling in Australia is divided into four educational stages – early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, and tertiary education.
Australia is the third-largest provider of education to international students, driven predominantly by its top universities, cultural diversity, a multitude of different degrees and majors, the outdoor lifestyle, easy access to student visas, internship availability, vibrant city life, wildlife, English as a first language, and exceptional work opportunities.
6. High Standard of Living
Australia is well known for its laidback lifestyle. In fact, Australia has one of the highest standards of living in the world. With exciting outdoor pursuits, cosmopolitan cities, world-class healthcare, excellent schools and a good work-life balance Australia offers something for everyone. And while the cost of living in most of the major cities can be quite high, where Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are comparable to many European and US cities, Australia is often ranked among the most liveable countries in the world.
7. Cultural Diversity
Australia is a vibrant, diverse melting pot of cultures. Since 1945, almost seven million people have migrated to Australia. This means that there is literally something for everyone, as well as a wonderful array of culinary offerings, public international celebrations, and many opportunities to learn different languages.
8. The Great Outdoors
With many beautiful beaches, rainforests, deserts, mountains and not to mention the world’s most spectacular coral reef, Australia provides a vast and varied array of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors. In fact, few places in the world rival Australia’s spirit of adventure.
Here are some top outdoors activities to add to our 10 reasons people move to Australia:
• Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales
• Four-Wheel Drive on K’Gari (Fraser Island), Queensland
• Dive or Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
• Ride a Jet Boat to the Horizontal Falls, Western Australia
• Sail the Whitsundays, Queensland
• Take a Helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles, Victoria
• Snorkel with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
• Kayak Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park), Northern Territory
• Sandboarding on the Dunes on Moreton Island, Queensland
9. Gastronomical Delights
From beach barbecues and scrumptious seafood, to world-class wineries surrounded by beautiful nature, Australia is one of the best places in the world for foodies and offers an array of fabulous restaurants. With many Australian gourmet getaways and tastebud tantalising foodie road trips, you can eat and drink your way through some of Australia’s most beautiful destinations.
10. Low Crime Rate
Australia is generally a very safe, welcoming, inclusive and supportive place to live and study. The country boasts some of the lowest crime rates in the world and is consistently ranked amongst the safest countries to live.
If you do decide to make the move to Australia, we recommend you visit our moving to Australia checklist for top tips, advice and assistance to help with planning and your move.
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