Survey results by a migration expert showed the obvious; young people craved city-life whereas the older generation sought the peace and quiet of a more relaxed location. And what’s more, Britons secretly know where they would settle in Australia if they could.
Living in the UK
When asked the question: ‘Where would you prefer to live in the UK?’, 750 respondents gave their answers, with just under 1 in 3 stating they would prefer to live in Cornwall on the south-west coast.
The capital city of London followed close behind with nearly 26%, with the ever increasingly cosmopolitan northern hub of Manchester also taking just more than 10% of the votes.
Other locations such as the Midlands and Cumbria followed behind with 10% and 9% respectively.
But how about living Down Under?
Interestingly, in a second survey the same number of Britons were asked the question: ‘Where would you prefer to live in Australia?’ Resulting in a third of the respondents preferring the Sunshine Coast as their ideal place to settle down.
Second on their list was Melbourne with nearly a third selecting this option. Perth came in third with 18%, with Adelaide and Hobart coming in at fourth and fifth with 10% and 6% of the vote respectively.
In the UK survey almost 42% of 18 to 24-year-olds said they would prefer to live in London, along with just more than 31% of 25 to 34-year-olds. All other age categories (35 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 to 64 and 65+) selected the beautiful county of Cornwall; with an average of 37% respondents from the age categories choosing this option.
The same can be said when it comes to choosing a place to live Down Under. In this survey, 36% of 18 to 24-year-olds Brits said they would choose to live in the vibrant city of Melbourne. All other age brackets selected The Sunshine Coast in Queensland, an area renowned for its stunning coastline and clear blue waters, with an average of 34.8% of respondents choosing this idyllic spot.