Erm,Building Land is at a premium in UK, unless of course ,if you are lucky enough to live in a council house with right to purchase, oop north its easy enough, but down south in surrey or hampshire, 500,000dollars australian will get you small 2 bedroom apartment if you are lucky, its different to australia,the larger villages like melbourne or sydney are over populated underdeveloped and house prices are out of reach for the average working family,but settle 100kms from the coast anywherein australia ,housing is cheap as chips, we bought our first (180 square metres living area) queenslander in Dalby QLD for 29,000$ in 1996 that was with a half an acre of land, you have to remember, that there are more people in the 2 counties of lancashire and cheshire than in the whole of australia. the middle of australia is desert complete with camels, so nobody wants to live there apart from the original surviving residents,it is still a great opportunity for any one who is prepared to work and dont believe the world owes them a living, european qualified experienced tradesmen are still being welcomed with open arms,an old fart like me was still welcome in aged 54 and 80% physically disabled, and never looked back,sorry for going off topicbut I do tend to ramble on
Population density, population growth, population average age, workday vs. weekday population comparison.
Apologies if the population has tripled in the intervening years.
The 900 new houses being built within two miles of me might alter the statistics somewhat.
If I could get planning on our little patch, of be across in a flash, however, the buggers won't even let me convert the original brick built farmhouse (1773) into a new home for my kids, cos 8 ft would 'encroach on greenbelt land' (shitty farmyard)
The 200 ac. of intensively farmed class 1 arable land that's currently sprouting the houses is a different case entirely!