Trinity Institute Australia

Life in Australia

Australia ranks among the top countries in most areas of the better life index

How does the quality of life in Australia
Compare with other countries around the World?

There are many reasons that make Australia one of the best countries in the world. Australia ranks third in the world when it comes to the number of international students, behind only the United Kingdom and the United States. This is not surprising when you consider that seven of the top 100 universities in the world are located in Australia.


Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in world, with the world’s 12th-highest economy. In terms of average wealth, Australia places third in the world after only Iceland and Switzerland. In 2016, the average Australian yearly wage was $60,892, and in 2012 Australia had the world’s fifth-highest income per capita.

Air quality

Good air quality is important because air pollution can lead to health problems. When it comes to air quality, Australia’s capital cities are performing well internationally. The two biggest cities in Australia, Sydney and Melbourne, both have the lowest air pollution level with an annual PM of 2.5, which means they are considered healthy by the World Health Organisation.


Australia offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates in all fields. Job opportunities in marketing and communication have risen by 2% year-on-year, and the average advertised salary is $88,002. Having proven skills and credentials in business and marketing will put you in strong demand in the business and marketing & communication industries.

Working hours

Working hours in Australia vary according to profession, employer and position in the company. Although Australian businesses generally adhere to a 38-hour working week, many professionals work longer hours. Due to the availability of technology, many Australians are now stretching out their days and working outside normal office hours.

Life expectancy

In 2015, the average life expectancy in Australia was 82.45. This places Australia with a World Life Expectancy ranking of four. The Australian quality of life is on the rise, with life expectancy continuing to rise thanks to advancements in vital sectors such as health care. Note that socio-economic factors including income, race and living conditions will impact life expectancy.


Australia has an ethnically diverse population, with nearly two out of every seven Australians born overseas. Aside from Britain and New Zealand, the largest immigration has been from Greece, Italy, China, Vietnam, India and the Philippines. A total of over 160 different languages are spoken by those living in Australia.

Student Support

Trinity Institute (Australia) is committed to ensuring that students get the support they need to be successful in their studies. Students can contact our Student Support Officer on 1300 980 497 to discuss any support needs they might have.

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