District News English fare well north of the river
English fare well north of the river
Posted on 05/07/2012
FROM all the lands on earth we may come, but Perth’s northern suburbs appear to have a particular appeal for English migrants.
More than three times as many people in the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo were born in England compared to the national average, according to the 2011 census.
The census information, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week, showed the English-born populations of Joondalup and Wanneroo to be 14.3 and 15.4 per cent respectively, well above the national average of 4.2 per cent.
Overall, the portion of Joondalup and Wanneroo residents born overseas was more than 10 per cent higher than the national average.
Clarkson’s Lisa Jones, who migrated from Manchester in England’s north with her fiancé in June 2010, said they were attracted to WA’s laid back lifestyle and more promising jobs market.
“The weather and the fact that you can do so much more outdoors here is great,” she said.
“The winters here are warmer than the summers back in Manchester.”
Article courtesy of Community Newspapers Group (Joondalup Times & Wanneroo Weekender)