Meanwhile, the UK was languishing at the bottom of the 17 countries surveyed, with only one in five people doing the job that was their childhood aim.
Other English-speaking countries also did relatively poorly, with the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand all scoring less than 30 percent.
The dream job league table:1. India - 44 percent 2. Indonesia - 42 percent3. United Arab Emirates - 35.7 percent4. Germany - 33 percent5. Brazil - 32 percent6. Austria - 31 percent7. Switzerland - 30 percent8. USA - 29 percent9. France, Canada, Sweden, South Africa - 28 percent13. Singapore, Hong Kong - 27 percent15. Australia - 26 percent16. New Zealand - 25 percent17. UK - 21 percent