Australia is a popular location for people from all over the world but Australians also like to work in other countries with new research showing that it is a thirst for adventure that tempts them to move abroad.

Australians don't back down from a challenge, and almost a third of Australian expats, 31%, say this was one of their reasons for relocating. When asked about the most important reason, relationships stand out, as one in seven Australians say they primarily moved for love.

OZtravelThe research from InterNations identifies three kinds of Australian expat, the Greener Pastures Expat, the Adventurer and the Traveling Spouse.

They are likely to be no stranger to expat life, either, as 79% Australian expats say they have lived abroad before, and 13% state they have lived in five or more countries already. They also like to stay a while, as 22% of Aussies report they plan on staying over five years, and 14% have become citizens of the country where they have moved.

Even though they travel a lot, Australians rarely seem to learn foreign languages. Four out of nine Australians surveyed are monolingual, which is almost four times as high as the worldwide average.

The research suggests that they either live in a country where English is the local language, as one out of six reports, or that they speak the local language only a little or not at all, which is the position for 55%.

However, the percentage of Australians raising their children in a monolingual household is over double at 31% that of the global average of 15% among expats.

In their professional life, some 10% of Australians are an entrepreneur and 15% a teacher, academic staff or researcher. But they are less likely to have a Master's degree than the global average, at 31% compared to 42%.

Australians' leadership abilities also seem to be appreciated, as out of all employees and managers, one in five works in a top management position. Not everyone is a high powered executive, however, as 23% work part time. A fact that probably reveals more about Australia's strong economy than the expats themselves is that 44% say their compensation is less than it would be back home.

Australian expats are almost five years older than the global average, and they are thus more likely to be in a relationship at 67% compared to 62% and they are more likely to have children at 25% compared to 21%.

The research also found that Australians tend to stick together with other Anglophones, as 48% say that their expat friends in the respective host country speak the same language, even though they are not from the same country.