Why despite being one of the expensive cities in Australia, Sydney is one of the major destinations for immigrants??
Sydney is Australia’s largest city and the capital of the state New South Wales. After Melbourne, Sydney is the second major destination for immigrants to Australia. The city’s expansion in recent years has largely been inland to the west. It is situated on the central coast of New South Wales, surrounded by the Tasman Sea to its east and Blue Mountains to the western side. Sydney city is built around bays, rivers, coves, and harbours. It is built on a plain on the south of the harbour and on a hilly plateau on the north
Sydney is home to more than four and half million people including thousands of international students. There are five major universities based in Sydney, in each of them more than 30,000 students study on campus.
No doubt there are numerous factors that motivate immigrants to choose Sydney over other Australian cities, but here are top eight factors that play a key role in making Sydney a major destination for immigrants…
1. Plenty of work opportunities along with high wage rates
Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world; however, the average wage rates are also quite highest. Sydney holds a great position when it comes to job opportunities. In fact, as many international students want to work while studying, Sydney provides them a wide range of work opportunities.
2. A perfect climate
Sydney’s climate is basically temperate; however the central areas mostly experience greater extremes than coastal parts. In nights, the temperatures are seldom below 5°C, even in the winter months. Summers are generally warm and sometimes hot. Rainfall is quite common throughout the year and boosted by rare heavy downpours.
3. An excellent place to study abroad
Sydney is a major educational hub of Australia. Its universities are known worldwide for academic research. As per world rankings, 4 of Australia’s top 10 universities are based in Sydney.
Most of the university campus locations are in central areas of city but some large campuses are also situated in western and northern suburbs. The famous Australian Catholic University, which is spread across many states and territories, is also having a campus in Sydney. There are five major universities in Sydney. The University of New South Wales , The University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, The University of Technology Sydney, and Macquarie University.
4. A city full of life
Sydney is a big place with lots of diversity. There are many good things that every Sydneysider usually experiences about this city. As Sydney’s weather is very temperate, thus one doesn’t actually have to spend a lot on heating or air-conditioning. There are many beautiful beaches for relaxing, and even to enjoy warm weather, there are surf beaches as well. The central Sydney is built around a magnificent harbour having iconic landmarks.
5. Plenty of things to do in free time
There are lots of things to enjoy while in Sydney. One can visit the world - famous Sydney Opera House, see the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or take a ferry ride across the stunning harbour to Sydney’s northern beaches.
6. A perfect place for shopping and other activities
Same as all great cities, Sydney is a center of activities and the city has many things to offer. Queen Victoria Building, which is located at a close proximity to Town Hall Rail Station, made it quite convenient and ideal for shopping. Sydney also offers a lot of entertainment facilities.
7. A place to attend various world events
Sydney has a stunning landscape and hosts almost every big cultural, entertainment and sporting events. It attracts almost every major musical, theatre or any entertainment act that comes to Australia.
8. A multicultural place
Sydney has a rich mix of ethnicities because of a strong and steady arrival of immigrants over several years. This is one of the reasons that immigrants find this city quite own. Sydney’s multiculturalism feel can be easily observed in Sydney’s restaurant scene that is quite diverse, innovative and competitive