Australia in Top Countries OECD Report
Report from the BBC:
Australia has been ranked the world’s happiest nation among developed economies for the third year running.
Top position went to Australia, because of the overall strength of its economy, in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Sweden, Canada, Norway and Switzerland were also in the top five.
The survey ranked more than 30 countries on criteria such as income levels, health, safety and housing.
“Australia performs exceptionally well in measures of wellbeing, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the Better Life Index,” the OECD said on its website.
The World’s Happiest Countries
- United States
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
More than 73% of Australia’s 23 million people aged 15 to 64 have a paid job, above the OECD average. Life expectancy is also higher, at almost 82 years.