Harmonious lifestyle & culture:
Australia's diverse culture and lifestyle reflect its liberal democratic traditions and values. Australians are very friendly and helpful people, with a great sense of humour and a natural ability to tell jokes and play with words. Aussies like the great outdoors, they love sport, worship their beaches, having BBQs with their mates and eating out at the 1000's of multicultural restaurants.
The population is comprised of over 130 nationalities which makes Australia one of the most multicultural countries in the world. It is also known for its diversified art, music and various sports. The majority of Australians live in coastal areas. The Australian residents enjoy a quality and relaxing lifestyle, not to mention the beautiful natural environment and clean air it can offer. Australia is considered one of the most competitive nations on Earth.
Australia ranked 3rd place in the Index of Economic Freedom (2010). It is the world's 13th largest economy and has the 5th highest per capita GDP (nominal) at $66,984. Melbourne reached first place on The Economist's 2011 World's Most Cities list, followed by Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide in sixth, eighth, and ninth place respectively. It has a very low poverty rate. Australia has an average annual growth rate of 3.3%. - See more.
World ranking for higher education systems places Australia eighth. It's a friendly, young, adventurous and stylish nation that welcomes international students.
The Australia Education system offers over 12,000 courses that are recognized internationally and are of world class standards.
Seven Australian universities have been named among the world's top 200 higher education institutions in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Melbourne leads the Australian contingent as the highest placed Australian facility, coming in at number 37 in the world rankings.
Australia has more than 40 public institutions of higher education which offer internationally recognized degree and postgraduate diploma. School education in Australia is compulsory between certain ages as specified by state or territory legislation.
Many Primary and secondary schools are free of charge. GEELONG GRAMMAR SCHOOL-AUSTRALIA is amongst the top 10 Schools in the world.
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2010 evaluation ranked the Australian education system as sixth for reading, seventh for science and ninth for mathematics, on a worldwide scale including 56 countries.
Social Stability, Welfare and Citizenship:
Australia is a safe country to live. No Civil war. No racial disputes. Australian residents enjoy comprehensive national health protection and medical treatments scheme at public hospitals, as well as other social security and welfares like pension, life support and disability subsidies.
Other's welfare system also includes unemployment benefits, family allowances, special financing and so on. Holders of permanent resident visa in Australia after the arrival of new immigrants, as long as the total in five years residence can apply for Australian citizenship.
Employment & Business opportunity
In May 2012, there were 11,537,900 people employed (either full- or part-time), with an unemployment rate of 5.1 per cent. Thousands of Engineering, Management, Accounting, Medical, Skilled tradesmen and Educational jobs are available in Australia.