Australians seek leisurely life and move back to the countryside

Updated on 24 January 2014, 12:57 AEST
Compiler: Fan Huiqiang, Editor: Penning

A survey by the Australian Rural Research Institute shows that leisurely life is a factor that cannot be ignored in tempting people to go to rural areas. More and more people between the ages of 25-45 have moved from cities to remote areas.

Blue Mountains National Park Life is not too busy, leading to a wave of homecoming in Australia (Credit: ABC)

Jen Flaming of the Regional Australia Institute said that although it is difficult to have an accurate statistics, all the evidence shows that most people who go to rural areas grew up in rural areas. People who have gone to cities, or people who have a close relationship with rural areas.

He said these people think that living in the city and paying such a high rent is not what they want.

Although some people are concerned about the uncertainty in rural areas, most people choose to return home because of factors such as the high housing burden in cities, lifestyle choices, and the desire to live with their families.

Fleming said people are worried about low incomes in rural areas and limited work options. However, he said that returnees can rely on their creativity to make a difference in the countryside.

He said that the low rent of commercial buildings in rural areas makes it easier to start a business, and the spread of the Internet has also shortened the distance between urban and rural areas.