The continent of Australasia comprises of Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, as well as a number of neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. As the world’s smallest continent, it has a population of around 30 million, with the primary languages spoken including English and French.
Australia is the most dominant country in the region. It has an incredibly diverse population of more than 270 ethnic groups, each with its own distinct indigenous culture.
Australia is a wealthy nation characterised by a market-based economy and a high GDP per capita. The country’s finance centre is thriving, as well as its business consulting and healthcare sectors. Sydney is the country’s financial and business services hub, not just for Australia but for the entire Asia-Pacific region. It is a thriving and affluent city providing around 25% of the country’s total GDP. Other major cities include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.