1. HIGH RATINGS
Australia took the second place in the list of countries for the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is a comprehensive comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and living standards for countries around the world, using economic indicators. The index was included in the Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Program, compiled on the basis of 2015 data estimates and published on March 21, 2017. The list includes 186 UN member states out of 193.
According to the Social Development Index, on the other hand, Australia took the Ninth place with 89.3 points (Denmark's highest score was 90.57). Social progress is the ability of society to meet the pressing humanitarian needs of the population, to build the basis for individual citizens and communities to improve and maintain the quality of their lives, create the conditions under which each person could realize his or her basic needs. The imperative humanitarian needs are divided into three broad categories: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing and opportunities.
Social Progress Index component-level framework and Australian Scores
2. BEST HIGHER EDUCATION
Australia achieved the top tier largely due to very strong performance in components of the challenging Opportunity dimension on the Index.
Australia is ahead of countries with a similar level of GDP per capita on access to the Advanced Level of Education, providing relatively easy access to world-class universities.
Australia is the fifth country in the ranking of the top 200 universities in the world with five key subjects
3. HEALTH AND FREE MEDICINE
- Compared to its peers, Australia is ahead of the overall Health and Comfort Index, earning the highest score, which measures the extent to which the country's population reaches healthy and long years of life. Mental health, including suicide, is also an aspect of this component.
- Such a high figure is not surprising, citizens, permanent residents and holders of certain types of visas are eligible for subsidized treatment through the Medicare system, which enables them to be observed by therapists and specialists, and hospitalized free of charge or for a nominal fee.
- It's especially important to note the Australians' passion for a healthy lifestyle, it's fashionable and stylish. The state is doing everything to reduce the consumption of nicotine and alcohol. All these drugs have very high prices - a pack of cigarettes cost more than $ 30 - most people cannot or simply donot want to afford it. Alcohol is also very expensive and it undergoes serious quality checks. The spread of other illegal drugs is punishable by law, importation into the territory of Australia, by virtue of its removal. There are hardly any issues with abuse on illegal substances at schools. Serious yet energetic children do not need to be persuaded to be healthy and live happily. This country is not burdened with suffering and the pain of generations and crippled lives. In this country life is lived easily.
Australia also received a high score for Access to the necessary basic knowledge. All Australian schools can be divided into state, independent and private, with 70% of students attending state schools. Education in public schools is free for citizens and permanent residents. Among private schools there are those belonging to the church (Catholic, Lutheran, etc.). There are boarding schools that host children from abroad, and for entrance into the best of them it is necessary to pass examinations. There are separate schools for boys and girls. Some special schools have a distribution (selective school), pupils are enrolled in them on the basis of admission tests. Some schools organize classes based on a program of increased complexity.
5. FREE SOCIETY
Despite a not very high rate of tolerance in the Social Progress Index, Australia is a diverse community of people of very different cultural and ethnic origins. Australians can be from all over the world. The Census Population Survey of 2016 showed that 33% of Australians themselves were born abroad, while 53% have at least one parent who was also born overseas. Although the national language is English, in Australia they speak about 300 languages, including Aboriginal languages.
A large number of religions are practiced in Australia. Everyone is free to follow their cultural and religious traditions, provided that the Australian legislation is not violated. All people can adhere to their customs and still remain Australians.
6. EASY TO MAKE BUSINESS
Doing Business 2018 report, a flagship publication of the World Bank Group - is an annual report on doing business in different countries. Australia ranked 14th on the simplicity of doing business compared to 190 countries. The report evaluates regulatory rules that increase and limit business activity and considers 11 areas of business life: business registration, construction permit approval, electricity connection, real estate registration, loan processing, minority investors protection, tax payment, international trade, enforcement of contract performance and resolution of insolvency.
In addition to all the above indexes, Australia has an amazing climate. Contrary to popular belief, Australia is not just the land of hot weather. In eight Australian states and almost 7.7 million square kilometres, the climate varies considerably. While some enjoy the warm sun on the beach, others wrap themselves up against the cold in the mountains, while the third rejoice in the dry desert heat up the north.
Wherever you decide to settle, thanks to the varying Australian climate, a warm or cool atmosphere is just a short trip or a couple of months of waiting.
8. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Australia has one of the best ways of living in the world with a life expectancy of 84.2 years for women and 79.7 years for men.
Thanks to the moderate and various weather in Australia, the love of outdoor sports is cultivated. Australians love sports. Passion for sports is a significant part of Australian culture. Children are taught this love almost from infancy. Schools in Australia are very serious about sports. Almost all schools, private and public, have large attached sports fields. So forget your Nintendo, Xbox and Play Station, when your kids get here, you can be sure that they will not want to sit at home, and get to an active lifestyle in the fresh air
9. MADE WITH LOVE
Australia is country where everything is done with the care for people. Infrastructure, both road and social, park areas, places for recreation and leisure, first aid kits on the beaches, all this you will find in most remote places of Australia. There are no different standards for the city and for the village. The variety of ways to spend time with family and friends is huge. Nature is a great helper. You can relax both on land and on the water, both in the mountains and in the desert, both on the sea and on the river. From fishing, to desert safaris, from surfing, to hiking - all this is in Australia
Australia - a country where it is good to live, love, work, raise your children and grow old.