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AUSTRALIA is in the middle of a British invasion and on track to receive the largest intake of Poms since the 70s. Exclusive analysis of data from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection reveals we are set to receive 290,000 immigrants from the United Kingdom this decade - more double the arrivals from the 90s.

 

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722

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AUSTRALIA is in the middle of a British invasion and on track to receive the largest intake of Poms since the 70s. Exclusive analysis of data from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection reveals we are set to receive 290,000 immigrants from the United Kingdom this decade - more double the arrivals from the 90s.

 

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722

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How very thoughtful of them offsetting the expected influx of Eastern Europeans!

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Don't worry according to some on here they'll soon all see the light and head back to the " Mother" Country , probably after they have got their Citizenship, but dont worry, they will be able to use that experience to hash over to any potential migrants the mistake they are making and in some cases let it fill practically every waking moment, providing them with years of entertainment :wink:

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This is a local Tasmanian angle on the same story. I thought people might be interested because the subject (Jo Green) posted a number of times on PIO around the time her family migrated.

 

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Former UK resident Jo Green and her daughter Sophia, 4, love the lifestyle in Tasmania after settling at Margate. Picture: Luke Bowden Source: Mercury

 

 

LEAVING crowded England for the open spaces of Tasmania was an easy decision for Kingston general practitioner Jo Green.

Dr Green migrated to Tasmania from the West Midlands county of Shropshire in 2010 and has never looked back.Dr Green is part of a new wave of British migration which, by the end of this decade, is set to be the biggest seen since the 1970s.The mother of two young girls said the attractions of living in Australia included more flexible employment, affordable land, easy commutes and friendly people."It was for the lifestyle really, it's a safer place to bring up children, there's better education for them and more flexible working hours for me," she said.Dr Green, 39, said the life of a GP in the UK was far more restrictive than in Australia.In the UK the hours of GPs are strictly prescribed and there was very little flexibility allowed, even for working mums."GPs have a lot more autonomy here," she said.The family has settled on a semi-rural property at Margate, the likes of which in the UK would be out of reach for most people."In the UK it is very difficult to own any property or any land unless you are a multimillionaire. I went from one acre (there) to 30 acres here without a large difference in the mortgage," she said.

 

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Im sure i read in the PIO newsletter that migrants from the UK had dropped in numbers over the last few years and i think the tightening of the visa rules and criteria also affected people moving over here. So if Aus is set for an influx im not sure its such a bad thing as at least the migrants will be skilled and most will probably go the sponsorship route meaning they have jobs to arrive too. Lets just hope the exchange rate works in their favour to give them a good start.

 

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AUSTRALIA is in the middle of a British invasion and on track to receive the largest intake of Poms since the 70s. Exclusive analysis of data from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection reveals we are set to receive 290,000 immigrants from the United Kingdom this decade - more double the arrivals from the 90s.

 

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/british-citizens-seeking-a-stronger-economy-and-a-sunny-lifestyle-are-flocking-to-australia/story-fnet0iz7-1226804960722

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I don't get this story at all. UK is pretty much stagnant in population growth in Australia. An example from the 11 census the UK medium age was 53.5. Rather an aging community in fact. The growth rate from early 90s only 5.3%.

The percentage total is way down and in total number of immigrants sent to OZ of declining importance. The UK is now in fourth position after India, PRC, NZ, with Philippines catching up in fifth position. There was even a slight decline in UK born immigrants last year from memory.

 

Just to point out the non story of the article. Chinese born figures doubled between 02 and 10 and Indian figures tripled in overall numbers.

The average age of Chinese immigrants is 33.5 and Indians 30.3. UK at 53.5 suggests it won't be long before UK figures start to show a terminal decline and not a massive expansion of population.

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Im sure i read in the PIO newsletter that migrants from the UK had dropped in numbers over the last few years and i think the tightening of the visa rules and criteria also affected people moving over here. So if Aus is set for an influx im not sure its such a bad thing as at least the migrants will be skilled and most will probably go the sponsorship route meaning they have jobs to arrive too. Lets just hope the exchange rate works in their favour to give them a good start.

 

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There was a decline last year in numbers slightly. I am unaware of any increase in Brits. Odd because the real increase in numbers is from India. A very odd story indeed.

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In regard to working visas, England was at the number one spot for Australia. English working visas for Australia rose 8% last year. England had more issued for Australia than any other country followed by South Korea. Pretty sure tourism was another rise. Can't remember exact figures but it was more than 600 000 British chose Australia as holiday destination in 2013.

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In regard to working visas, England was at the number one spot for Australia. English working visas for Australia rose 8% last year. England had more issued for Australia than any other country followed by South Korea. Pretty sure tourism was another rise. Can't remember exact figures but it was more than 600 000 British chose Australia as holiday destination in 2013.

 

Very different to immigrants though.

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It is good to hear but those coming right now probably applied when Australia was doing very well amidst the gloom and doom of the European recession. Probably numbers will drop now things aren't so rosy.

 

Can see where you are coming from, but, just look at the number of immigrants that have poured into the UK in the past five years when the economy has been in a bad way... And the European recession is still going, despite what is being written and said.

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