If you are looking for happiness in life, you may want to move to Australia! In the 2014 Better Life Index, issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia was ranked as the #1 “happiest country” in the industrialized world for the fourth year in a row. The OECD assessed 36 of the world’s most highly developed countries according to 11 “happiness” factors which were used to create its Better Life Index. These indicators included: civic engagement, community, education, environment, health, housing, income, jobs, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. When the OECD researchers evaluated all of the data, the result was that Australians were once again considered to be the happiest people on Earth, ahead of the residents of #2 Norway, #3 Sweden, #4 Denmark, #5 Canada, #6 Switzerland, #7 United States, #8 Finland, #9 Netherlands, #10 New Zealand and 26 other advanced countries.
Australia continues to be one of the top immigration destinations in the world. Around 200,000 people from various regions and diverse backgrounds immigrate to Australia every year in pursuit of a better life. Many people are seeking jobs in Australia, which has one of the strongest economies in the world. Others want freedom, safety, educational opportunities or the right to full participation in society, including the option to become an Australian citizen. Whatever makes you happy in life, Australian immigration could be your ticket to a better life!