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Australia

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Perth
  5. CANBERRA
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Major Languages

  1. English
  2. Chinese
  3. Italian
  4. Greek
  5. Arabic
  6. Vietnamese
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Population

  1. 22,015,576
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Currency

  1. Australian Dollars
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Climate

  1. Generally arid to semiarid, Temperate in south and east, Tropical in north
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Major religions

  1. Protestant
  2. Catholic
  3. Eastern Orthodox

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. Working Holiday visa - most graduates visit Australia on a year out directly after graduating. You will need a 12-month Working Holiday visa, which allows a person between 18 and 30 years to work on a casual basis. The application must be made offshore on the understanding that the work carried out in Australia is only to supplement your travels and you must have proof of adequate funds to support yourself initially, plus a return or onward ticket. There is also a limited employment period with each employer, but the visa may be extended for a further 12 months if you work as a seasonal agricultural worker in rural Australia for three months.
  2. http://www.immi.gov.au/
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Rate of immigration

  1. 5.93

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. $31.4 billion

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 7.925
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 1199845
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 4.93
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Two Tier
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. Euro$4655

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 94.9%
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Main Industries

  1. mining
  2. industrial and transportation equipment
  3. food processing
  4. chemicals
  5. steel
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Major Companies

  1. BHP Billiton
  2. Wesfarmers
  3. Woolworths
  4. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  5. Westpac Banking
  6. National Australia Bank
  7. Australia & New Zealand Banking
  8. Telstra
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Minimum Wage

  1. 606.40 Australian dollars per week


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