Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Happy to Call Ipswich Home; Overseas Migrants Flood into State

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Happy to Call Ipswich Home; Overseas Migrants Flood into State

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Byline: ZANE JACKSON zane.jackson@qt.com.au

HE might miss his football and the pub culture, but British health worker Stephen Caddick and his family would not swap their life in Ipswich for the world.

The Ipswich Hospital acting nurse educator and his wife, Alison, are just two of the 112,666 people who moved to Queensland in the last 12 months - pushing our state's population to a record 4,444,444 people.

With Queensland's sunny weather and laidback lifestyle, the 44-year-old said it was no surprise about half of the new residents coming to Queensland were overseas migrants.

"We've been working at the hospital since January and it's been great, we love it," Mr Caddick said.

"Before coming over we had come to Australia three times in about 10 years and we fell in love with it.

"We felt that it was time for a change so we decided to come over and experience it for ourselves - we haven't looked back since."

The former Norton Canes, Staffordshire, resident said he would recommend moving to the Sunshine State to friends and families in the United Kingdom. …

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