Top Destinations for Brits Moving Abroad
As the world becomes a much more global and interconnected place, it has become much easier for many to move outside of their home country. It could be due to workplace employment transfers or promotions, or even to start a new business.
Brits especially, are quite open to moving abroad when the opportunity arises, and over the past decade or so, more and more people have been leaving the United Kingdom to explore new opportunities.
Almost 10% of British citizens live abroad, that is just about five and a half million people, quite a large percentage of the population. This emigration movement has begun rising again in the past decade, with over 100,000 people moving away each year, and rising. In addition, there are more estimates of about 500,000 people who leave the UK each year to live in another country at a holiday home or due to work, as well.
By far and away the most popular destination for British emigrants is Australia. It is estimated that almost one and a half million Brits live within the country now. The most cited reason my many for heading across the world to Australia is weather, followed quickly by pace of life. Australia is known for a more laid back lifestyle, very focused on family life and being outdoors. Plus, the weather doesn’t hurt either for many who grow tired for the raw and dreary times of year in England.
With just about three quarters of a million Britons, Spain is second place as the home a new destination. Not surprisingly, the beautiful and warm Spanish weather attracts many expatriates, and along the more touristy Spanish coasts especially, there can be found quite a few pockets of English communities. Many might be pensioners who are looking to retire in the warmer weather, others like those who move to Australia, are looking for a more relaxed pace of life, and still others might be interested in starting a new business venture such as an eatery or dive shop.
The next two most popular destinations still each manage to attract over half a million British residents each year, the United States and Canada. It’s not surprising that these would be considered popular destinations, as they are both English speaking countries and offer Britons a similar lifestyle and pace of life.
Other popular countries for relocation include Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and France. Each of these places also offers the company of other British ex-pat’s as well as a more relaxed lifestyle as compared with the hustle and bustle of living in the UK.
Whilst many will choose to stay in Britain and leave only on holiday, an increasing number of people are taking the option to explore new areas of the world in which to live. It is now easier than ever to be able to relocate to another part of the world.
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