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Branston Pickle in Australia. 2018

Sometimes we need something from home. We might have some crusty bread at the table, even some semi-decent cheese, but something is missing…. Branston Pickle. I looked in ALDI while I was there, but no luck this time, so.. A… Read the rest

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England to Australia Size Comparison

Comparison of the size of England to Australian States

England would fit into Western Australia about 20 times England would fit into Queensland about 14 times England would fit into Northern Territory about 11 times England would fit into South… Read the rest

Comparison of the size of England to Australian States

England would fit into Western Australia about 20 times England would fit into Queensland about 14 times England would fit into Northern Territory about 11 times England would fit into South… Read the rest

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Religion Comparison Australia – UK

A comparison of Christian and No Religion in Australia and the United Kingdom

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… Read the rest

A comparison of Christian and No Religion in Australia and the United Kingdom

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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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

UK Petrol Price

My old area in Kent 105.9 pence Lowest 109.9 pence Highest

Australia Petrol Price

My area in Queensland… Read the rest

A comparison of Petrol prices between UK and Australia

  Actual Prices of Unleaded Petrol on 22nd April 2016

UK Petrol Price

My old area in Kent 105.9 pence Lowest 109.9 pence Highest

Australia Petrol Price

My area in Queensland… Read the rest

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Gender Equality in Australia

How is Gender Equality working in Australia ?

Almost everyone says that women are not yet equal to men, but is it getting close? Some say it is no difference, but others says it is getting closer.  I assume it… Read the rest

How is Gender Equality working in Australia ?

Almost everyone says that women are not yet equal to men, but is it getting close? Some say it is no difference, but others says it is getting closer.  I assume it… Read the rest

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Australia has Largest Floor Space per Person for New Residential Properties

Floor Space per person in 2009 for New Residential Properties

89 sqm Australia 77 sqm USA 72 sqm Canada 65 sqm Denmark 55 sqm Germany 45 sqm Greece 43 sqm France 39 sqm Sweden 35 sqm Japan 35 sqm Spain… Read the rest

Floor Space per person in 2009 for New Residential Properties

89 sqm Australia 77 sqm USA 72 sqm Canada 65 sqm Denmark 55 sqm Germany 45 sqm Greece 43 sqm France 39 sqm Sweden 35 sqm Japan 35 sqm Spain… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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Retirement Pension

Retirement Pension Income in Australia

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:… Read the rest

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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.… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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Unemployment Rates Australia and England

Unemployment Rates Australia and England

[important] Updates to Unemployment Rates in June 2015 6.1% Aus -June 2015 Seasonally Adjusted. www.abs.gov.au (8.2% Tas and 4.1% ACT) 5.6% UK – June 2015 www.ons.gov.uk [/important]   2014 Update: United Kingdom: Unemployment fell by… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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  … Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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