Why migrate to Australia?
Australia is a richly diverse, politically stable and multicultural country. The country’s true story is an enduring story of immigration. Australian governments are consistently unwavering in their commitment to a multicultural Australia and this multiculturalism is at the heart of Australia’s national identity. Australia respects cultural, religious and linguistic diversity and recognises the benefits and potential that cultural diversity brings. Multiculturalism speaks of fairness and inclusion.
The Economist newspaper reported in an article entitled “The lottery of life – Where to be born in 2013” that its sister company, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) set out to measure which country would provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. The EIU utilised 11 statistically significant indicators to try to estimate the quality of life of a child born in 2013, forecast to 2030 (when that child would reach adulthood). Australia was ranked 2nd behind Switzerland according to the EIU forecast.
The Legatum Prosperity Index is an annual ranking, developed by the Legatum Institute, of 142 countries. The ranking is based on a variety of factors including wealth, economic growth and quality of life.
On the 2013 index, Australia ranked 7th overall, but was ranked 2nd in education, 3rd on the personal freedom index, 4th on the social capital index. It scored an average life satisfaction rating of 7.2 out of 10.