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Fran_L Dec 10th 2012 12:50 pm

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I think that's fair to be honest. Again it might be stereotypical, but it very much looks like it's the 'quality of life' (i.e. the weather, the laid back lifestyle etc) that entices lots of us Brits over to Oz!

chris955 Dec 10th 2012 4:23 pm

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Originally Posted by Fran_L (Post 10425757)
I think that's fair to be honest. Again it might be stereotypical, but it very much looks like it's the 'quality of life' (i.e. the weather, the laid back lifestyle etc) that entices lots of us Brits over to Oz!

Yes it certainly seems to be the perception of a better quality of life that does it that's for sure.

commonwealth Dec 10th 2012 6:27 pm

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
yes of course. when they arrive they whinge and whinge and whinge. they should have chosen NZ instaed.

steve`o Dec 10th 2012 7:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Amazulu (Post 10425623)
What is it then?
What is it in the UK?

8.1 percent

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10604117

Sasha Fierce Dec 10th 2012 10:06 pm

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
I think you do get a better lifestyle over here but it depends where you go.
I moved to Melbourne but it was just as hectic as I had back home. I was looking for that laid back lifestyle that I heard so much about so I moved to a regional area called Albury and got exactly that. Its not for everybody but my family and I love it here. I think if I stayed in Melbourne I would have ended up going back home or I would have been one of those people who come over and moan constantly so thankfully we made the move and are now very happy and settled. This of course is just my story and I guess my point is there is a place in Australia that will make you happy, you just need to find it.

Amazulu Dec 10th 2012 11:57 pm

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Originally Posted by chris955 (Post 10425751)
My personal opinion is that there is little if any difference in the overall rate in both countries, some areas high, some low.

So you believe that unemployment in the UK is significantly higher in the UK.

Cool, we're getting somewhere at long last.

Sasha Fierce Dec 11th 2012 12:06 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
Of course................. it was very clear in my post!! :p

Amazulu Dec 11th 2012 12:08 am

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Originally Posted by Sasha Fierce (Post 10426685)
Of course................. it was very clear in my post!! :p

Are you replying to me? I wan't replying to you :confused:

Use the quote system

Sasha Fierce Dec 11th 2012 12:10 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 
Sorry, Im new and was just having a bit of fun......... I will bow out now

Amazulu Dec 11th 2012 12:11 am

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Originally Posted by Sasha Fierce (Post 10426691)
Sorry, Im new and was just having a bit of fun......... I will bow out now

No need to do that but it can be confusing if you don't quote

steve`o Dec 11th 2012 12:24 am

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Originally Posted by chris955 (Post 10425751)
The problem is you get some people repeatedly using those official figures as gospel and using them as a reason to go to Australia. My personal opinion is that there is little if any difference in the overall rate in both countries, some areas high, some low.

au average 5.2 or 637,400 people out of work
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]%202012
Australian gov stats


uk average 8.1 or 2,100,000 people out of work
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20323096
BBC business report

now correct me if i`m wrong but dosnt that `clearly show a significant difference? 637 thousand to 2.1 million?

RedDragon2008 Dec 11th 2012 7:30 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by steve`o (Post 10426715)
now correct me if i`m wrong but dosnt that `clearly show a significant difference? 637 thousand to 2.1 million?

Aus UK

637,400 2,100,000

5.20% 8.10%

12,257,692 25,925,926 Total Available for work?

49% 34% Percentage of population available for work
25,000,000 77,000,000 Total Population ??


Not assuming I know exactly the Total Populations but seems discrepancy in calculations of population proportion available for work?

bcworld Dec 11th 2012 7:34 am

Re: Australia economy/bubble/fiscal cliff/recession 'stuff'
 

Originally Posted by RedDragon2008 (Post 10427083)
Aus UK

637,400 2,100,000

5.20% 8.10%

12,257,692 25,925,926 Total Available for work?

49% 34% Percentage of population available for work
25,000,000 77,000,000 Total Population ??


Not assuming I know exactly the Total Populations but seems discrepancy in calculations of population proportion available for work?

77m!? Did they merge with Sweden or summing since I was last there?

renth Dec 11th 2012 7:49 am

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The problem with the unemployment numbers it they are all made up and fudged to reflect what the powers that be want you to think.

Same with the inflation figures. All lies.

That's why it's hard to compare the numbers from 2 different countries as they will have been massaged using different weightings and "seasonal adjustments".

In the US for example you no longer count as unemployed if you haven't found a job in 12 months.

Beaverstate Dec 11th 2012 7:53 am

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Originally Posted by renth (Post 10427121)
The problem with the unemployment numbers it they are all made up and fudged to reflect what the powers that be want you to think.

Same with the inflation figures. All lies.

That's why it's hard to compare the numbers from 2 different countries as they will have been massaged using different weightings and "seasonal adjustments".

In the US for example you no longer count as unemployed if you haven't found a job in 12 months.

Yes, inflation figures are complete B.S. Well understated.


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