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Oct 24 2016

Religion Comparison Australia – UK

In 2001 about 15.0% of the British population were not religious, and this rose to 26.13% by 2011.
In 2001 about 15.5% of the Australian population were not religious, and this rose to 22.3% by 2011.

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

Jun 12 2016

Quality of Living survey 2016

Overall Quality of Living 2016 – Australia According to the Mercer 18th Annual Quality of Living survey; Sydney and Melbourne are both in the top 20 countries of the list of cities with the highest quality-of-living overall. The Cities listed for Australia and the United Kingdom are: 10th Sydney 15th Melbourne 21st Perth 27th Adelaide …

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

Apr 22 2016

Petrol Prices: Australia and UK, April 2016

A comparison of Petrol prices between UK and Australia

Actual Prices of Unleaded Petrol on 22nd April 2016…

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

Feb 26 2016

Gender Equality in Australia

How is Gender Equality working in Australia ?
2015 Median starting salary – Bachelor Degree graduates (2015)
$55,000 Males
$53,000 Females

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Sep 12 2015

Australia has Largest Floor Space per Person for New Residential Properties

Floor Space per person in 2009 for New Residential Properties
89 sqm Australia
33 sqm UK

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Sep 12 2015

GDP Per Capita

Changes in GDP Per Capita for Selected Countries 2010 to 2014 The following figures show the PPP GDP figures for Four selected Countries; Australia and the United Kingdom, together with Canada and the United States for comparison. Purchasing Power Parity [PPP] has been used for this comparison rather than the Nominal GDP figures. The PPP …

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Aug 23 2015

Retirement Pension

The Australian Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by Centrelink (the welfare system). The compulsory Employer Paid Super scheme. The British Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by the British welfare system. The optional Private Pension scheme. The above makes things …

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Apr 29 2015

Australia is 10th in Ease of Doing Business Index 2014

Worldbank – Ease of Doing Business Index 2014 Australia is only slightly behind the UK in the 2014 Ease of Doing Business Index. The UK achieved position 8 with Australia at number 10. New Zealand looks good in position 2. The top 10 places in the Worldbank Index for 2014 are: Rank: Country name 1 …

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Apr 24 2015

Australia is 10th in 2015 World Happiness Report

World Happiness Report 2015 United Nations, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, World Happiness Report 2015 The World Happiness Report examined 158 countries, and used data from the Gallup World Poll taking into account real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms. The data used was representative of the years 2012-2014. The results …

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Mar 30 2015

Sydney or London, which has the cheapest cost of living

Comparative Cost of Living between London and Sydney, comparing costs to Average Income after tax Using data from www.numbeo.com, for the two cities of Sydney and London in March 2015, we compared each Cities costs to the Average after tax Income for each city, and calculated which items were cheaper, as a percentage of the …

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Oct 26 2014

Unemployment Rates Australia and England

Unemployment Rates Australia and England   2014 Update: United Kingdom: Unemployment fell by 154,000 to below 1.97 million in the three months to the end of August, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. Australia: The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed increased …

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Mar 23 2014

OECD Hourly Earnings Index

A report produced by the OECD shows an index of changes in the Hourly Earnings from 2010. These figures show the change using a base index of 100 in 2010   Index  2013 Quarter 4 114.6 Australia 104.1 Canada 114.9 Czech Republic 106.1 Denmark 108 Finland 127.5 Hungary 102 Ireland 111.2 Israel 107.4 Italy 123.7 …

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Mar 23 2014

One in 10 Australians say they cannot afford to buy enough food..

A report from the Guardian newspaper states that “One in 10 Australians say they cannot afford to buy enough food..”  and that “Relative poverty in Australia is higher than the OECD average”. How accurate is this and what does it mean ? The OECD’s Society At A Glance report revealed that 14.4% of Australians live on less …

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Mar 23 2014

Australians have 4th highest Disposable Income in the world

According to the OECD, Australians have the 4th highest disposable Income in the world AND the 3rd highest average wage. Disposable Income: 2012 USD  Full Time     Disposable Income Country 1  $                      38,753  United States 2  $                      38,210  Ireland 3  $                      33,373  Luxembourg 4  $                      33,319  Australia 5  $                      32,066  Switzerland 6  $                      31,501  Canada 7 …

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Sep 14 2013

Bed Sizes in Australia

Many things are different between the UK and Australia, and the size of beds, and consequently bed sheets and quilts, is also one of the differences. For example, if you bring your UK King size bed with you, you will need to buy Australian Queen bed sheets etc for it. Australian Bed Sizes 92 x …

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Sep 12 2013

Petrol Price Comparisons 2013

Petrol Prices for Tuesday 10th September 2013 UK – http://www.petrolprices.com Unleaded 138.18p Average 132.9p Minimum 151.9p Maximum Sydney Australia – http://motormouth.com.au Unleaded $1.486 Average  (£0.87)  63% of UK price   Information from previous posts Petrol Prices for Thursday 4th April 2013 UK – http://www.petrolprices.com Unleaded 137.95p Average 130.9p Minimum 149.9p Maximum Sydney Australia – http://motormouth.com.au Unleaded …

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Aug 15 2013

Private schooling in the UK and Australia

I have had a few discussions on private schooling in Australia, and many arguments too, especially about the funding of private schooling Australia. Some people refer to the private schools being subsidised by the taxpayer, while others say the private schooling system subsides the taxpayer. That is a matter for long and complex discussions and …

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Mar 23 2013

Centrelink (Australia) and Department of Social Security (UK)

For those of us who left the UK sometime ago, this bit of info may be news to us: The Department of Social Security (DSS) is a defunct governmental agency in the United Kingdom, which was superseded by the Department of Work and Pensions who are responsible for welfare and pension policy in the UK. …

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Jan 09 2013

Median Wage 2012 UK and Australia Comparison

A comparison of wages in both the UK and Australia is a useful guide for many people considering moving and working in either country. Ideally the wage figure you need to look at is the exact wage for your specific occupation. That cannot be done here, but we can give a comparison of each countries average or …

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Mar 08 2012

University Rankings 2011

A report from QS World University rankings shows the positioning of 80 Universities in Australia and the United Kingdom.  25 of these were in Australia with 55 being in the UK.   Rank Institution Country 1 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 5 University of Oxford United Kingdom 6 Imperial College London United Kingdom 7 UCL …

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