Revealed: the world's top-ranked relocation destinations

English-speaking countries most popular destinations for relocation among female expat workers
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The Global Professionals on the Move Report 2011 was commissioned by Hydrogen Group and conducted by a consultancy project team from ESCP Europe. Released on March 7, it analyses responses from 2,637 professionals from 85 different countries with qualifications of a bachelor degree or above. Here's a list of the 16 most popular countries for relocation (Getty Images)
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US (18%) is highest-ranked country for relocation\n[Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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UK (11%) \nThe report showed that English-speaking countries dominated the list of the most popular destinations for the relocation of professional women [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Australia (10%) \nA majority of respondents – 91 percent – were either already working abroad or actively looking to do so [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Switzerland 6%) \nThe report also showed that men outnumber women four to one in choosing to work overseas [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Singapore (5%) \nAccording to the research, women were less satisfied than men regarding pay; 84 percent of men said moving abroad had improved their salary, while only 74 percent of women reported the same [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Canada (5%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Hong Kong (4%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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France (4%) 78 percent of men said their living conditions had improved, while that was the case for only 68 percent of women [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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UAE (4%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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New Zealand (3%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Germany (3%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Spain (3%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Netherlands (2%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Brazil (2%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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China (2%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]
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Italy (2%) [Source: Getty Images/ www.hydrogengroup.com]