Pacific Countries Migrants in the UK- including Australians, New Zealanders and Samoans

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Pacific Ocean countries include:

American Samoa, Antarctica, Australia, Baker Island, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Kiribati, Marshall Island, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon, Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna.


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Australia

The largest nationality of Pacific Country migrants in the UK are the Australians. There are approximately 120250 Australians migrants in the UK, which is about 0.2% of the total UK population according to the Labour Forces Survey 2006 [Labour Forces Survey]. This number only includes those who were not born in the UK and not 2nd, 3rd and subsequent generation immigrants. Of this number:


46% were male
54% were female
8%  were aged 0-15 years 
10% were aged 16-24 years 
58% were aged 25-44 years
17% were aged 45-64 years
 7% were aged 65+ years

Most of the Australians who migrate to the UK are work permit holders, people with rights to settle in the UK on the basis of ancestry, are students and working holidaymakers. Of these Australians, 88% were employed, 3% were unemployed and 8% were inactive. 76% of Australians in the UK either own property outright or have bought a home with a mortgage.Look at [Health Advice for Travellers] for information that migrants should receive before entering the UK concerning their health and what healthcare is available to them and for information on vaccines required [British Vaccinations].


New Zealand

New Zealand has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with the United Kingdom for the provision of urgent medical treatment for emergency conditions that arise during a stay in the UK. The agreement covers anyone who is ordinarily a resident and a citizen of New Zealand – regardless of nationality – and treatment will be provided on the same terms as for UK residents.However this does not extend to routine, non-emergency treatment from a GP or dentist. You will normally have to pay for these services, as well as a charge for any medicines you need. If you have come to the UK specifically for medical treatment you will have to pay for it.[Health Cover for New Zealanders in the UK].Look at [Health Advice for Travellers] for information that migrants should receive before entering the UK concerning their health and what healthcare is available to them and for information on vaccines required [British Vaccinations].


General Articles

A report by Forbes magazine states that the Pacific Islands are the worlds fattest countries. There were 8 South Pacific Islands in their top 10 countries. The change in diet on the Islands has been exacerbated by a drift towards towns, lack of exercise and, in some cases, a cultural belief that physical bulk is a sign of beauty and wealth.It has led to dramatically increased rates of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.


Where you live may affect the type of asthma you develop, research suggests. The international study found youngsters in affluent, developed countries had more allergy-triggered asthma symptoms than children in poorer, less developed countries. "The link between atopic sensitisation and asthma symptoms in children differs strongly between populations and increases with economic development," the study's authors wrote.Results of the study were published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine [Article].


General Information

The standard of health facilities in the United Kingdom is comparable with that in Australia. However, the Australian High Commission recommends that Australians take out health insurance before they travel.This is the link to their health issues website specifically for Australians. [Health Issues]


Doctors and Health Information for Australians and New Zealanders

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