Canada compared to Australia

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If you moved to Australia from Canada, you would..


pay 36.4% more in taxes


Canada Canada (33% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Australia Australia (45% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In Canada, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 33%. In Australia, the top marginal tax rate is 45%.
Category: Canada vs. Australia - Tax Rate

consume 34.7% less electricty


Canada Canada (14,930 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Australia Australia (9,742 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Canada consumes around 14,930 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Australia, that number is 9,742 kWh per capita.
Category: Canada vs. Australia - Electricity Consumption

have 17.5% more babies


Canada Canada (10.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Australia Australia (12.1 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In Canada, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Australia, that number is 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: Canada vs. Australia - Birth Rate

be 18.3% less likely to be unemployed


Canada Canada (7.1% of people - 2016 est.)
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Australia Australia (5.8% of people - 2016 est.)
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In Canada, approximately 7.1% of people are unemployed. In Australia, that number is 5.8% of people.
Category: Canada vs. Australia - Unemployment

see 87.3% less coastline


Canada Canada (202,080 km)
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Australia Australia (25,760 km)
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Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.
Category: Canada vs. Australia - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using Canada Revenue Agency, Australian Taxation Office, and The World Factbook.


How big is Australia compared to Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.


A brief history of Australia

Australia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 7,741,220 sq km. Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at least 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include aging of the population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world. In January 2013, Australia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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