South Africans immigrating to Australia
StatsSA conducted a survey in 2016 that indicated that Australia was the number one destination for South African emigrants. The survey showed that around 102 793 people had left South Africa in the 10 years from 2006 to 2016, with 12.5 percent of emigrants moving to Australia. The report shows that the bulk of the people moving to Australia were between the ages of 25 and 44.
Australia is ideal for families
When one looks at the ages of the South Africans moving to Australia, they fall right in the age bracket for families, which is not surprising as Australia’s lifestyle factors make it stand out from many other international destinations.
Why South Africans are attracted to Australia
Australia is renowned for having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Consisting of a combination of both private and state healthcare (Medicare), it ensures that everyone has access to good healthcare no matter what their income. Every Australian citizen or permanent resident can enrol with Medicare, which gives them:
- Access to subsidised or free treatment for doctors, dentists and specialists
- Free treatment in public hospitals
- Free or subsidised medication
Australia regularly tops the lists of countries when it comes to quality of life. Australia’s temperate climate and many hours of sunshine enable people to adopt a healthy outdoor lifestyle and enjoy a myriad of outdoor sporting options.