Internal Migration Unit
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444647
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
There were an estimated 2.71 million residents moving between local authorities in England and Wales between July 2012 and June 2013. This compares with 463,000 international immigrants who arrived in England and Wales and 281,000 international emigrants who left England and Wales during that period.
53,200 people moved from England and Wales to Northern Ireland and Scotland; 46,800 moved from Northern Ireland and Scotland to England and Wales. This means there was a net internal migration loss for England and Wales of 6,400 people.
The age with the highest proportion of movers was 19. Of all the 19 year olds resident in England and Wales as at mid-2013, approximately 1 in 5 had moved within the UK during the previous 12 months.
There were more female movers than males: 52% of movers were female and 48% were male.
Of the English regions, London had the highest net rate of outflow (6.6 per 1,000 residents as at mid-2012). The region with the highest net rate of inflow was the South West (3.9 per 1,000 residents as at mid-2012).
Internal Migration Q&A (255.6 Kb Pdf)
Internal Migration Methodology Document (492.2 Kb Pdf)
The tables in the release include:
Detailed estimates data file (Parts 1 and 2) includes internal migration moves between every pair of local authorities within England and Wales by sex and single year of age. File also includes moves to and from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Internal migration moves by (i) local authority, (ii) region, (iii) sex and single year of age totals.
Matrices of internal migration moves between (i) English and Welsh local authorities, Scotland and Northern Ireland and (ii) English regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Internal migration moves for local authorities and regions by 5 year age group and sex.
England and Wales local authority to region names and codes lookup, June 2013.