A sea or tree change is an Australian dream for many retirees who seek a slower and more relaxed lifestyle in a smaller seaside or inland community. It seems that COVID-19 has accelerated many people’s decision with the latest ABS data showing that capital cities suffered from the largest quarterly net loss on record last September with 11,000 people heading to regional towns. Here are some points you may like to consider if you’re contemplating making the big move.
Making a sea or tree change often means uprooting from your existing community to move to a smaller coastal or inland community.
The latest report from the Centre for Population found that migrants contributed 26 per cent of population growth in regional Australia between 1996 and 2016.
In certain regions, migrants were responsible for more than half of the population growth.
Sea change coach Caroline Cameron isn’t surprised that people from culturally and linguistically backgrounds are increasingly joining this move.
Whether they arrived three months ago, ten years ago, are often moving to country areas now because house prices are more affordable and there are different work opportunities, lifestyle opportunities and so we are increasingly seeing smaller country communities with larger percentages of people from non-English backgrounds,
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