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Australia is seventh most desir...

Australia is seventh most desirable country among potential migrants

In a recent Gallup poll, 26 million potential migrants named Australia as their destination of choice.

In a recent Gallup poll, 26 million potential migrants named Australia as their destination of choice.

The poll asked 500,000 would-be migrants where they would prefer to move to, and Australia came out in seventh place.

The US won out with 138 million votes, largely obtained from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Central America. The UK and Canada secured second and third positions respectively.

France followed in fourth.

In total, 154 countries took part in the poll, representing more than 98 per cent of the world’s adult population. A large portion of the participants were from China, Nigeria and India.

Among the 26 million who said want to move to Australia, it is estimated 780,000 are serious about it. Previous Gallup polls suggest that, among those who have expressed the desire to migrate, eight per cent are actually planning on doing so in the next year. Only three per cent of would-be migrants have booked tickets and applied for visas.

Posted by Steve Douglas

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