John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park $$$

Australia

Australia Named the Best Place for Teenagers

According to a recent research initiative, Australia has bee named as the number one place in the world to be a teenager. This will be pleasing to hear for anyone planning to move with their family to Australia. Aussie life is top for teenagers in terms of wellbeing in the Global Youth Wellbeing Index. The country was rated highly for factors such as economic opportunities for young people, access to health services and education facilities. Australia also scored highly for Information and Communications Technology and providing a safe and secure environment for young people.

 

The research was undertaken by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

In summary, the top ten best places to be a teenager according to the report are:

  1. Australia
  2. Sweden
  3. South Korea
  4. UK
  5. Germany
  6. USA
  7. Japan
  8. Spain
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Thailand

A total of 30 countries were evaluated for the research and 40 indicators were used for the analysis. The bottom ten in the rankings were Morocco, Ghana, the Philippines, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria. There were some interesting findings in the research, such as the country of Uganda whereby despite difficult conditions for young people, they are still optimistic about their future and future prospects. The report was published in April 2014. Young people were classed as those aged 10 – 24.

The Australia country profile contained in the research shows that young people here benefit from access to education and health services. Some young people however currently have negative feelings about the future and their prospects. This could be due to the recent Global Economic Recession affecting attitudes and aspirations of young people.

So what is life like as a teenager in Australia? There will certainly be a lot of access to sports and outdoor activities in this sports obsessed nation. Moving abroad is a good time for teenagers to take up a new sport or hobby as it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends. Teenagers emigrating from the UK will benefit from increased access to sports which they may not have been able to try before such as surfing. Many Australian cities also have a lot of art, cultural and music events every year. Adelaide for example hosts The Adelaide Fringe and The Adelaide Festival among others. Teenagers living in Australia who are musical or artistic won’t be short of opportunities to get involved in artistic pursuits.

For a full copy of the report including country profiles, visit the Youth Index website www.youthindex.org.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New Zealand

The Ultimate Guide to Moving to New Zealand

12 August 2022

Australia

John Mason International Featured on BBC One’s ‘Wanted Down Under’

9 February 2021

New Zealand

An Introduction To Early Years Education In New Zealand

22 November 2022

New Zealand

North or South? Where To Move In New Zealand

15 November 2022

New Zealand

The Best Visa Options For New Zealand

8 November 2022

New Zealand

Being Self-Employed In New Zealand

2 November 2022

International Removals

Great Ways To Keep In Touch When You Move Abroad – Family Edition

26 October 2022

New Zealand

Cost of living in New Zealand

21 October 2022

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.

Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2020

Read more independent reviews about us on TrustPilot