Moving to Perth

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Perth is a popular destination with expatsExpats moving to Perth will soon discover the many charms of Australia’s fourth largest and fastest growing city.
 
There are over 2 million people living in Perth, 30 percent of whom were born outside Australia. The largest proportion of expats living in Perth are from Britain, representing 10 percent of the city's total population. Perth is also a popular destination amongst expats from New Zealand, South Africa, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. With such a diverse population, new arrivals should have no problems meeting fellow expats and settling down.
 
The local government in Perth has actively taken steps to attract highly skilled immigrants to address the demands of Western Australia's flourishing economy. Perth is a particularly attractive destination for expats who have experience working in the mining industry and many expats who relocate to the city do so to work on a project in this field. 
 
Perth was ranked highly on the Economist Intelligence Unit's list of the world’s most liveable cities, testament to its balanced lifestyle and excellent climate – backed up by its claim to have more sunny days than any other city in Australia. On the downside, Perth is possibly the most isolated city on earth, and that means imported goods and international travel are expensive.
 
Its remoteness also leads to a sense of cultural detachment, reflected in a somewhat dismal theatre and arts scene. Many youngsters move to Perth as it's ultimately a young, outdoor-oriented city, with a sedate and wholesome environment. Ultimately, Perth has a down-to-earth, sports-orientated culture, which is perfect for families and lovers of the sun-bleached beaches.
 
Perth is the capital of Western Australia, which is by some margin the largest state in Australia. The southern and western border is formed by miles and miles of endless, faultless coastline, and the eastern border is the gateway to the Outback.
 
Its sunny weather, excellent quality of life and the economic growth in Western Australia are just some of the reasons why Perth is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expats.

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