Australia and New Zealand Top the List of Dream Destinations for UK Migrants in New Survey

Australia and New Zealand Top the List of Dream Destinations for UK Migrants in New Survey

Given the choice, Brits are most likely to choose Australia or New Zealand as the destination where they would like to start a new life, results of a new survey show. The two commonwealth countries were jointly voted as the dream countries to migrate to in the PSS National UK Emigration Survey conducted by PSS International Removals.

Unsurprisingly, English-speaking countries dominated the top five, with Canada taking third place and the USA bagging the fifth spot despite recent controversies. Thanks to its appealing climate and accessibility from the UK, Spain was deemed fourth in spite of the language barrier. European countries continued to make up the rest of the top ten with France, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, and Greece all earning a significant portion of votes.

When commenting on why they would be tempted to emigrate, better weather and lifestyle were common themes among the participants.

Liam Witham, Managing Director of PSS International Removals, said, “It was not a big surprise to see Australia and New Zealand at the top of the list but we were surprised to see a draw. We help thousands of families relocate and in recent years the relaxed, family friendly culture that’s found Down Under has really appealed. The lifestyle of these two countries is exactly what families are seeking in the 21st century.

“It was also interesting to see how the aspirations revealed in the survey differ from economic reality. For example, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates are two of the most popular destinations for UK international removals thanks to the booming economies but neither rated highly.”

Economic opportunities in Asia and the Middle East have seen a growing number of Brits move to these regions in recent years. However, they’re not the first places that spring to mind when families are considering the locations they would most like to set up home. China and Hong Kong were named 24th in the survey, while the United Arab Emirates placed at 53rd.

Liam Witham added, “Although it’s becoming slightly more difficult, there are still many opportunities for British people to start a new life overseas.

Australia, New Zealand, and Canada are still keen to recruit British people in many skilled professions. Also, for the immediate future, there is still no barrier to Europe, so Spain, France, Portugal, and other Mediterranean countries are all attainable for everyone.

“Over the next few years, it will be interesting to see how the impacts of Brexit influence the results of the PSS National UK Emigration Survey.”

The latest edition of the report was built on over 1,000 responses gained from adults living across the UK through social media platforms. Correlating the information, PSS International Removals was able to identify the top dream destinations for Brits moving abroad.

To find out more about the survey and see the full top 25 league table visit