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Australia tops British expat destination list

Australia has topped a list of destinations for British expatriates.

Australia has retained the top spot in a list of preferred destinations for British expatriates.

The NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life report found that the country again took first place in the rankings thanks to its attractive lifestyle.

Canada secured the second position and the United Arab Emirates scored third place.

Of those who had emigrated to Australia, 82 per cent said that their number one reason for moving there is the natural environment and quality of life for their children.

Some 84 per cent cited the weather as a main attraction, while 92 per cent said lifestyle and 73 per cent revealed that living Down Under had improved their health.

Almost three-quarters of Brits living in Australia said that they owned a property, and financial confidence and ease of buying and finding a home is a popular plus point.

Dave Isley, head of Natwest International Personal Banking, said: "Continual sunshine coupled with a strong economic stability make Australia the perfect destination for Brits to set up home."

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