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Release: Internal Migration by Local Authorities in England and Wales, Year Ending June 2012

Released: 26 June 2013

Contact

Alison Whitworth

Internal Migration

MigStatsUnit@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444724

Categories: Population, Migration, Migration within the UK

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County, Region

  • There were an estimated 2.8 million internal migration moves into local authorities in England and Wales in the year ending June 2012; this includes moves from other local authorities in England and Wales, as well as moves from Northern Ireland and Scotland.

  • The peak age for internal migration was 19 with approximately 23% of 19-year-olds living in England and Wales in mid-2012 having moved there from another local authority in the UK during the previous year.

  • Net migration had the biggest impact in the London region with an estimated 52,000 more migrants leaving the region than arriving.  Yorkshire and The Humber had the smallest regional net migration with an estimated 2,200 more internal migrants leaving than arriving. 

  • The largest local authority flows (both inflows and outflows) were shown to be for Birmingham.  An estimated number of 42,300 people moved into Birmingham and 45,500 people moved out.

This release includes 4 tables which provide, down to Local Authority level: 

  1. Detailed estimates data file (Part 1 and 2) includes moves into and out of each Local Authorities (LA) within England and Wales (including moves to and from Scotland and Northern Ireland). 

  2. Moves within the United Kingdom; Local Authorities, Regions and Unitary Authorities Totals by Sex.

  3. Moves within the United Kingdom; Local Authorities, Regions and Unitary Authorities by Broad Age Groups and by Sex. 

  4. Moves within the United Kingdom; Local Authorities, Regions and Unitary Authorities by Quinary Age Groups and by Sex.

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