Did you know that the largest cattle station in the world is Anna Creek Station in South Australia? At over 34,000 square kilometers, it is actually bigger than Belgium.
Australia also has the highest rate of gambling in the world with over 80% of Australian adults engaging in gambling of some kind, and 20% of the "pokie machines" in the world are found in Australia.
Australia also has the world's highest proportion of migrant settlers in a developed nation with over 25% of Aussies born in another country.
As the sixth largest country in the world, there is a lot to like and dislike about Australia. Many expats move to locations like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide, and while each is unique and different, they are all situated on the coast. Over the last 20 years or so there has been significant growth in the Australian economy, and the number of expats and skilled workers looking to move to the country has also increased. Despite an economic slowdown, Australia is expected to continue to attract expatriate talent. So, what do expats say about the challenges of moving to "the land down under?" Read on to find out!
Expatriates find they have a better work-life balance in Australia compared to their home countries, according to a study by foreign exchange fintech World First. And the survey of 2000 shows 64% of expats reported they earn more money in Australia and 72% said they had the same or less work hours despite Australian’s reputation for working longer days. The survey recorded the likes and dislikes of expats about Australia: