Australia is a successful and prosperous nation, ranked second in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2014. Australia’s economy is consistently ranked among the strongest of advanced economies in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Australia is the world’s twelfth largest economy and a top performing nation on almost every measure of excellence, from health to wealth, from ease of doing business to educational attainment. With low unemployment, low inflation and a highly skilled workforce, and with strong links with the fastest-growing region in the world – the Indo-Pacific – Australia’s economy is set to prosper well into the future.
With spectacular landscapes and a rich ancient culture, Australia is a land like no other. It is the earth’s sixth-largest country in land area and is the only nation to govern an entire continent.
Did you know?
Australia is the 12th largest economy in the world and outpaces the US and Western Europe economies in many rankings of per capita GDP or median wealth.
Australia was the 2nd country in the world to allow women to vote (New Zealand was first).
Sydney, placed 11th overall globally on ranking of best cities for women entrepreneurs and 2nd in terms of its business culture (Dell WE Cities Index).
Australia is ranked 2nd on the Human Development Index (based on life expectancy, income and education).
Australian women have been named “Most Empowered in the World” (Booz & Co 2012 report) based on criteria including pay, education, and access to paid parental leave.
Initiatives to bring more women onto corporate boards have succeeded in increasing percentage of women board directors from 8.3% to 27.4% in 6 years.