Why South Africans Love Living in Australia
Life in Australia is uncomplicated.
Australia’s people are known for being friendly and laid-back, but they still have a lot of structure and take personal responsibility seriously. When people act like adults and respect the law and each other, crime goes down and life is generally safer and more peaceful. Why wouldn’t South Africans love living in Australia.
Taxes are actually used!
Think about all the things that might bother you, like potholes that aren’t fixed, storm drains that aren’t cleaned, trash that isn’t picked up, and broken pipes that aren’t fixed. Well, even in small towns, the services are always great, and you don’t see your taxes going to waste. This is because there are fewer people and less money in small towns.
Australia has one of the most advanced and complete infrastructures in the world because the government never stops putting money into it. This includes roads of the highest quality, public transportation like trains and buses that meet the highest international standards, and some of the largest and best-equipped state hospitals, schools, and universities in the world. Australia also has one of the most advanced and complete health care systems in the world.
Work opportunities are in abundant!
When the economy is strong and growing, there are always jobs available. Current estimates place Australia’s unemployment rate at 3.5%. This number is mostly made up of the large number of elderly people in the country, people who are unable to work, and children under 18 who are not allowed to work. In sharp contrast, South Africa’s unemployment rate is now an unstable 33.56%.
On the job market, there is almost always more demand for workers than there are open positions. Because of this, people looking for jobs in Australia can take their time to find the job or company that is the best fit for them. In South Africa, on the other hand, people are forced to take any job they can find in order to avoid being unemployed.
A world-class educational system.
Australia has a high level of education. Since 2019, about 28.2% of people have gotten a degree from a college or university. In Australia, students can choose between more than 1,200 schools and 22,000 classes. Australia has the third most international students, after the United States and the United Kingdom.
Australia’s educational system gets a score of 39 out of 41 from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which makes it the sixth best in the world. The South African system, which doesn’t work well, was ranked 84th in the world.
The University of NSW is ranked as the 44th best university in the world.
Australia is a safe country.
Two cities in Australia are among the top ten safest cities in the world. Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, and Brisbane are some of the other well-known cities that made it into the top 50. Sydney and Melbourne are the fifth and tenth best cities in the world.
Australia has a very low crime rate when compared to other countries around the world. People in Australia have a strong sense of community, which helps make the country a safe place to live.
Since Australia’s economy has been growing steadily for almost 40 years, more and more people move there each year in hopes of finding better-paying jobs.
During the Great Recession of 2006–2011, most of the world, including the United States, lost a lot of jobs, businesses closed, and the economy as a whole was destroyed. However, Australia’s economy has only grown since the 1980s!
The eighth-best public healthcare system in the WORLD.
People have said that Australia has one of the best health care systems in the industrialized world. This is another reason why South Africans love living in Australia.
Australia’s health care system is known as one of the best in the world because it pays for its citizens’ hospital stays and other medical costs when they get care in public facilities.
Climate South Africans are used to.
South Africans love the weather in Australia, where summers can be warm but rarely hot, and winters can be cold but are otherwise very similar to those in South Africa.
You won’t have to change anything about the clothes in your closet when you move to Australia.
Summer's Day at Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW.
A lifestyle that suites South Africans.
People in Australia tend to have a more relaxed lifestyle than people in other countries. As a result, they place a high value on the time they spend unwinding with their family and friends.
In addition, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is seen as an art form in our country, and the majority of Australians do it quite well.
Parties, get-togethers, and going on family picnics are all significant components of the average Australian’s daily routine. You won’t have to say “goodbye" to your delicious braais loaded with Saffa slang since you will most likely meet a lot of South African expats as soon as you arrive.
For Australians, sport is a national obsession and the rate of participation in sports is also quite high. The most popular sports include cricket, soccer, rugby, football, etc.
Also, every suburb or town maintains netball and tennis courts, athletic clubs, Bowling Green, etc.
A packed crowed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
One of the most compelling reasons for South Africans to move to Australia might be to join family and friends who have already set up their lives there.
Migrate 2 Oz is often processing visa applications for people who were told about us by people who had used our services before and liked them. As more and more South Africans move to Australia to be with family and friends, more and more happy clients are telling other people about us.
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Sources: Statista.com, World Population Review, smh.com.au, CNN, US News, After School Africa, Top Universities.