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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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Poverty Line in Australia now $43,711 per year for Household

Poverty Line in Australia now $43,711 per year for couple with 2 children.

From the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for 2012: To be considered “below the poverty line”, the incomes must be BELOW: $840.60 per week: Couple with 2… Read the rest

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2010 Legatum Prosperity Index

A selection of relevant figures from the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index at: http://www.prosperity.com/rankings.aspx Governance 8 Australia 9 United Kingdom Economy 8 Australia 18 United Kingdom Entrepreneurship & Opportunity 5 United Kingdom 13 Australia Education 2 Australia 22 United Kingdom Health… Read the rest

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Australians short-term trips overseas – 2010 is highest on record

Australian residents made a record 6.8 million short-term trips overseas in 2009-10, according to the latest figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is up from 5.8 million movements in 2008-09, and more than double the movements… Read the rest

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Average Working Week Australia and UK

The average Australian full time worker does 4.3% more hours per week than those in the United Kingdom. When moving from one country to another, one of the things worth checking is the amount of time to be spent working.… Read the rest

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Poverty in Australia

According to the UN Human Poverty Index – an indication of the standard of living in rich countries – Australia ranked 14th out of 18 nations, ahead of only Britain, the US, Ireland and Italy, in 2004. The 2009 revision… Read the rest

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Crime Rates from NationMaster

A very large selection of crime rates is available at www.nationmaster.com. The following is a selection of crime numbers for 2008 compared to the populations of the UK and Australia. The original figures were found at the Nationmaster website, links… Read the rest

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Quality of Life Index 2010

The results for the annual Quality of Life Index have been published with France gaining number One position. Australia came in at number Two, with the UK at position 25. The Nine factors used were: Cost of Living (15%) Culture… Read the rest

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2009 Legatum Prosperity Index

A few excerpts from the The 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index Table Rankings, that apply to the UK and Australia. Full details for many aspects and over 100 countries at the link at the bottom of the page. Education: – an… Read the rest

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Difference between Australian and British Chocolate

For many years we British have complained that Australian Cadburys chocolate is not as good as good old British Cadburys chocolate. But today, I came across what appears to be the truth. Very recently Cadbury in Australia changed its package… Read the rest

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British Hairdressers in Australia

The following have been advised as being run by, or employing, British Trained Hairdressers. Please check for yourself, as things do change over time. QLD Pureman, The Sebel Building, 121 Albert St, Brisbane (Mens hairdressing from Scotland) T: 07 3012… Read the rest

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Crime Comparison UK-Aus

A small selection of crime rates from the sources shown below:

Murder and Attempted Murder

In 2008, the Australian rates for these offence categories were: Murder, 1.2 victims per 100,000 persons Attempted murder, 1.1 victims per 100,000 persons In 2008,… Read the rest

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