Thursday, 8 March 2012

Moving to Australia - In the Spotlight: South Australia

Moving Partnership specialise in international removals, including removals to Australia. Our removals to Australia service includes shipping to all states and territories including South Australia, from the UK and between most other European and international destinations. We can also arrange removals from Australia back the other way.

For removals to Australia, we compare removal quotes from a wide range of high quality, respected firms to find the best priced, most suitable removals service to suit your particular requirements. We assist with all types of domestic and commercial removals to Australia as well as the shipment of specialist items such as musical instruments, artwork, antiques and vehicles and pets. Our service is tailored to your individual requirements and can include full or part load removals and shipping in 20 ft / 40 ft containers and the transportation of urgent items by air freight.

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In this article, we explore the state of South Australia.

Moving to Australia: The State of South Australia

South Australia has a population of 1.5 million. It is one of the least populated states and territories on the Australian mainland, second only to the Northern Territory which has around 225,000 inhabitants. Three quarters of the people who live in South Australia reside in the state’s capital city, Adelaide.

The state is the only one that shares its borders with all the Australian states and the Northern Territory. It is also known as the driest state on the world’s driest continent. The southern settled districts experience mild winters and hot dry summers with maximum temperatures in Adelaide ranging from 15 C in winter and 30 C in summer.

South Australia is a major wine producing region with the Barossa Valley located here which is known as Australia’s wine capital. Indeed as much as 50 per cent of Australia’s total wine production comes from South Australia including well-known brands such as Jacob’s Creek and Penfold’s Grange.

South Australia and the state capital, Adelaide, is thought of as a very attractive place to live and work. In fact Adelaide was recorded by The Property Council of Australia as the most liveable city in the country. This is partly because of the beaches, culture, food and wine and also because it offers such a low cost of living. The price of homes here are much cheaper compared to Sydney and Melbourne, with average house prices set at around 400,000 Australian Dollars which is half what you would pay in Sydney for the same type of property, and two thirds that of Melbourne.

Food and wine is a major part of the South Australian lifestyle. The food in South Australia is of world class standard and there are many central markets where you can sample gourmet delights. You can also enjoy plenty of fresh seafood here including crayfish, oysters, giant snapper and King George whiting.

The state offers a very relaxed, outdoors-based lifestyle with many hours of sunshine. And with average winters at 15 degrees, its inhabitants can enjoy outdoor living all year round. The beaches offer plenty for fun for everyone, whether that's diving off one of many shipwrecks off the white sand beach of Kangaroo Island’s Vivonne Bay, once dubbed Australia’s best beach, or taking part in a dolphin spotting cruise from Adelaide. Others may enjoy kayaking in the sea or simply relaxing on the sands with a good book.

It is also very easy to get out and about in Adelaide which is known as a 20 minute city because you can get from where A to B in less than half an hour. This is great for those who work, as the short commute times mean leaving for work later and getting home earlier - allowing more time to relax and spend with friends / family. The transport system is well run and includes free buses and trams between some destinations. Free transport includes the 99C bus, the free tram between North Terrace and south Terrace and the Adelaide Connector Free Bus Service which connects main facilities (including shopping districts) within Adelaide city centre and north Adelaide.

Some 13 per cent of the working population in South Australia are employed in health care and social assistance and around 12 percent in the retail industry. Manufacturing, the high tech electronics industries, and defence industries also play a major role in the economy of South Australia and almost half of the cars produced in Australia are made in Adelaide.

As South Australia has relatively a small population, there are not many major cities. The second most populated city after the state capital Adelaide is Mount Gambier. This is a popular stop off point for tourists as it lies half way between Melbourne and Adelaide and is famous for its blue lake which changes colour each year.

The rest of its city's are all coastal and include Port Pirie which is two hours from Adelaide and is South Australia’s second largest Port. It is also a centre for the metal industry, fishing and grain production. Port Augusta is a seaport and also a railway junction city as it enjoys a unique position at the crossroads of Australia and is the southern gateway to the Northern Territory. Whyalla is a seaport and South Australia’s third most populated city and Port Lincoln is an attractive coastal city described as the ‘seafood capital of Australia’. Major towns are Renmark and Murray Bridge.

Moving Partnership Limited can move you to all parts of Southern Australia including Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Lincoln.

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