‘There’s room for you in the world’s largest island’ says the article below. Australia is a very large island. It’s hard to think of it as an island, but that’s what it is.

Australia is a popular retirement location because of its pleasant weather, breathtaking scenery, and standard of living. The nation is renowned for its easygoing way of life, making it a good destination for anyone seeking to retire.

Daniel Creffield of The International Retirement Directory interviewed the authors of several editions of Where To Retire In Australia, Jill and Owen Weeks.

The International Retirement Directory is a practical guide. Australia is blessed to have so many good lifestyle retirement locations from the tropics of Far North Queensland to the cool climate temperatures of Tasmania with its four distinct seasons.

Amazon says: ‘This is a practical and easy-to-understand guide to everything you need to know about retiring abroad – including detailed info on more than 60 retirement destinations. Every year thousands make the decision to retire abroad – in fact, research shows that one in three of us aspire to do so. Here is a practical and informative guide to: more than 60 retirement destinations across the globe; personal finance, pensions, healthcare, etc.; visa and immigration requirements and other considerations; how to avoid the pitfalls of buying abroad; and, much more! So whether you’re thinking of spending your days enjoying the sun in the ever-popular Med, or looking to expand your horizons somewhere more exotic, this is the perfect guide to making the right decision’.

Australia Fast Facts:

Median age38
Average number of children per family
for families with children1.8
for all families0.7
All private dwellings10,852,208
Average number of people per household2.5
Median weekly household income$1,746
Median monthly mortgage repayments$1,863
Median weekly rent (a)$375
Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling1.8
Country of birth, top responses All peopleAustralia, 2021% Australia, 2021Australia, 2016% Australia, 2016
Other top responses:nullnullnullnull
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)549,6182.2509,5582.2
New Zealand530,4922.1518,4622.2
Source: ABS 2022

Read more about where to retire in Australia, in the International Retirement Directory

A double page showing Uluru on one side with its red colours and reddish brown grass and on the other side a sign post in the desert, paragraphs of writing and a photo of a couple in blue shirts smiling.

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