According to Australian immigration statistics, Western Australia is the most popular state for British migrants moving to Australia. Over 7000 British citizens moved there in 2007/08. This could be due to the fact that there is a strong expat community in Perth. The shorter flight distance and closer time difference could also be factors.
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia but less than 10% of the country’s population live there i.e. less than 2 million people. Most people living in the state live in Western Australia’s capital city, Perth. Perth is known for its relaxed lifestyle and many beaches and parks for residents and visitors to enjoy. Perth also has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city.
Queensland, known as the ‘sunshine state’, is the second most popular destination for British expats after Western Australia. Other common migration destinations for the British include New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.