Meaning of seachanger in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiːtʃeɪn(d)ʒə/


informal Australian
  • A person who makes a dramatic change in their lifestyle, especially by moving from the city to a seaside or country area.

    • ‘she's a seachanger from Melbourne who moved north to live on a commune’
    • ‘I asked if the influx of seachangers may mask the poverty of long term residents.’
    • ‘The migration to the coast is being led by the baby boomers and other seachangers who are either retiring or deciding to adopt a more relaxed beach lifestyle.’
    • ‘Many of the areas being targeted by sea changers do not have sufficient embedded infrastructure such as roads, water mains, sewerage and power, to cope with the growth in demand.’
    • ‘Jennifer is a seachanger who moved to the Northern Rivers to live on a commune and pursue her passion for filmmaking.’
    • ‘Outside the high income inner suburban electorates in which their main support lies, and a few sea-changer electorates outside the urban area, the party showed a pretty poor performance overall.’
    • ‘It's a classic outer-urban, high-growth electorate, but it also has the characteristic Queensland demographics of sea changers, retirees, and farmers, to balance out this group.’
    • ‘This sort of party could appeal to sea changers and people in the larger regional centres, as well as traditional rural voters.’
    • ‘"Sea changers" aren't just going to the Australian coast in search of a better lifestyle; they're heading west.’
    • ‘This part of the country was transformed in the 1990s when it started to attract sea-changers.’
    • ‘He says downshifting is not about the seachangers, because it does not include retirees or those who have been retrenched.’


1990s from sea change.