New figures have shown the sandy beaches and blue skies of Queensland are luring more expats than anywhere else in Australia.
One-fifth of all those who emigrate to Australia now settle in Queensland, and the trend is likely to continue.
Out of the total Australian immigration figures, 50,000 immigrants now settle in Queensland each year.
Most of these international movers are skilled workers, but there has also been a record 25 per cent increase in overseas students on an Australian Student Visa, to 72,500.
Queensland’s biggest source of overseas removals is New Zealand with more than half of all New Zealanders arriving in Australia choosing to settle there, but Britain is Queensland’s second-biggest source with one-fifth of settlers in Queensland Britons with an Australian Visa.