Great reasons to live in Australia
I want to share my eight great reasons to live in Australia.
It took me a bit of time (4 years) but as I learn more about Australia’s fascinating fauna and flora and see it’s beautiful natural wonders, the more I love it here.
Here are eight reasons to live in Australia.
1) Enjoy the fresh air
Australia has very low air pollution levels when compared with the rest of the world.
This is according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) rankings and includes busy cities like Sydney and Melbourne.
WHO’s air quality guideline finds that all Australian cities fall below the annual mean concentrate for particulate matter. This is when there is no backburning of vegetation happening close to the cities when all the ratings go out the window for a couple of days.
So, when you arrive by air at any one of the Aussie cities, take in a huge breath of sweet fresh natural Aussie air.
2) Natural nature
The more I travel around Australia the more I’m impressed with its natural beauty.
Australia has more than 500 national parks and 19 World Heritage sites of which 16 are natural sites.
When you travel around Australia you will, like me, fall in love with the exotic fauna and flora, the golden sandy beaches, dense tropical rainforests, the red arid deserts, stunning snowy mountains and many, many more mouth-watering sights.
3) A real multicultural society
Australia is truly a multicultural society that embraces shared values, religious and cultural traditions.
43% of Australians were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas. Other Aussies are descendants of immigrants who arrived over the last two centuries from more than 200 countries.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have inhabited Australia for tens of thousands of years.
Most Australians are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who arrived over the last two centuries from more than 200 countries.
Harmony Day (21 March) is a national observance to celebrate Australian diversity.
You can learn more here https://www.livingsafetogether.gov.au/informationadvice/Pages/Multicultural-Australia.aspx
4) Low population density
Australia has one of the lowest population density in the world. Australia has only 3 people per square kilometre so in the outback you have to drive pretty far to visit the neighbours.
You would not believe this to be true when you see how densely populated the coastal towns are.
Mongolia, Western Sahara are countries that have fewer people per square kilometer than Australia.
In fact, only 10% of Australia is rated as habitable.
5) A really cool climate
Most of Australia has a temperate climate with mild weather all year and more than its fair share of sunshine. This is in my book a wonderful reason to live in Australia.
I love the Central Coast (where I live) weather we have, very similar to Knysna in SA where I use to live. Pretty perfect really!
Apparently this autumn has been the hottest on record so let’s hope winter won’t be a really bad one.
6) Top healthcare system
One great Australian asset is its wonderful healthcare system which ranks (according to American researchers) second best in the developed world.
Named Medicare, it provides basic health cover for all Australians.
There is also a private healthcare system available which is too expensive for many Aussies.
Read here about the study of 11 different national health care models
7) Many job opportunities
Australia has a low unemployment rate (around 5%) and they pride themselves on perfecting a work-life balance.
With a strong economy, Australia currently is a good place to find a new job with job vacancies increasing almost everywhere in Australia.
8) Great place to study
Australia, with more than 1,200 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from has an impressive number of study options for international students to choose from.
Even though Australia has a much smaller population than the UK and US Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world.
Australian National University is the highest ranked in the country at 20th place in the 2018 QS World University Rankings with the University of Melbourne ranked at 41, the University of New South Wales at 45, the University of Queensland at 47 and the University of Sydney at 50.
Hope you enjoyed reading my 8 reasons to live in Australia.