Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Australia instead of Spain, you would:

Health

be 21.8% more likely to be obese


In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 31.2% more money


Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,400 as of 2017.

be 67.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Australia, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.

Life

have 42.5% more children


In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Australia, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 26.2% more on education


Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Australia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.

Australia: At a glance

Australia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 7,682,300 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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