UK and Australia - Overseas
To find the overall picture of family fragmentation related to overseas career and personal choices between the UK and Australia. To find the percentage of people now permanently live on another continent from their relatives, how have these numbers changed over time, how often do these people visit their family 'back home', what are the most common problems associated with long distance relationships (family, friends, other loved ones), what effect does a lack of regular physical connection with loved ones have on our mental health, and what reasons make people have for moving away from their families.
The United Kingdom
- In 2014, the percentage of people from the UK living abroad is 6.8%.
- An estimated 5.5 million British people live permanently abroad, almost one in 10 of the UK population.
- The emigration of British people has happened in cycles over 200 years.
- "1.3 million people born in the UK live in other EU countries, according to 2017 estimates from the United Nations (UN). Around 900,000 UK citizens were long-term residents in other EU countries in 2010 and 2011, according to census data across the EU collated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)."
- By 2030, an estimated number of 1.35 million
Australians will live overseas, with
a third of those in Asia.
- The number of long-term and permanent departures of Australian residents has increased considerably over the 20 years to 2005.
- In 2005, there were 158,000 departures by Australian residents for an intended period of 12 months or more. This was more than twice the number of Australian residents who departed in 1985 (69,600).
Proposed next steps:
You need to be the project owner to select a next step.
As the initial search only found the number of people, from the UK and Australia, permanently living abroad, we recommend finding the percentage of people currently living on another continent, and how these numbers have changed over time. Also we recommend continuing to find, for each country, how often do these people visit their family 'back home', what are the most common problems associated with long-distance relationships (family, friends, other loved ones), what effect does a lack of regular physical connection with loved ones have on our mental health, and what reasons make people have for moving away from their families.
To gain more insights into the people (from the UK and Australia) permanently living aboard, we recommend continuing to build the demographic and psychographic profiles of these people. A demographic profile includes age, gender, ethnicity, income level, and education level. A psychographic profile includes habits, values, worries, and travel drivers.