Seven per cent of those who live in Adelaide, Australia were born in Britain and nearly 50 per cent come from British descent.
According to Noel Glavin, international migration manager with removals firm Anglo Pacific, this is due to the community spirit, optimism and old fashioned values which characterise the city.
All of this has led to Adelaide becoming popular with expatriates and becoming fifth in the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2012 Global Liveability Ranking – an improvement on its ninth position of last year.
Mr Glavin said: "Studies show that when they arrive in Adelaide they feel neither foreign nor strange and settle quickly into Britain in the sun.
"Add in South Australia's need for skilled migrants and it's little wonder 10,000 Brits have migrated permanently to South Australia in the last five years alone."
Adelaide performed so well in the ranking as it boasts a low population density, little congestion and diminutive crime rates as well as good expat healthcare.