One in three Brits want to move abroad
United Kingdom, 16th December: Findings of a latest survey by Gallup reveal that nearly one out of every three Britons want to leave the UK provided they get the opportunity and Australia happens to be the most favored destination for immigrating overseas by Britons.
There has been an increasing number of Britons wanting to move abroad and Australian immigration proved to be among the top choices, reveals the survey by Gallup firm.
The survey findings showed that the nearly 33 percent Britons want to move overseas and intend to live abroad permanently without wanting to return to their nation during their lifetime.
Apart from Britons, Romanians also showed their preference to move overseas, the Gallup survey stated.
Among the preferred destinations by Brits for moving abroad include Australia, the US, Spain and Canada, the survey findings indicated.
The reason behind Britons’ desire to immigrate could be dissatisfaction among a large percentage of UK population is not the recent economic slowdown. In fact, there has not been any noticeable increase in the number of Britons desirous of migrating overseas, the survey maintains.
Rather, it’s the dissatisfaction with the conditions in the local communities including local infrastructure (local schools, highways, roads etc.) that seems to be pushing the interest of the Britons to explore options of living abroad, the survey suggests.
The wellbeing of the Britons desirous of moving out of their country is slightly poorer than those wanting to continue their stay in the UK. And potential immigrants are more likely to express stress, anger and worry a day prior to the survey and less likely to express feeling enjoyment.
Britons in the younger and working age group and those possessing secondary education or higher qualification are the top most group desirous of migration. Around 33 percent of those with a bachelor’s degree or around 36 percent of those possessing higher education expressed their desire to move overseas if they get an opportunity.
The percentage of Britons desirous of migrating in the next one year is 2 percent and this is quite lower than the other nations in the EU (European Union).
However, the findings by Gallup reflect not the actual migration rate or the intent of Britons but rather reveal the desire of the British population.