Type: Derived variable
Identifies usually resident households moving out of the area but within the "associated area" and those who have moved out of the "associated area" but within England and Wales, in the one-year period before the census. “Area” defines the geographical level being shown in the table. “Associated area” refers to the next highest level of geography up the hierarchy. This does not count all households who moved out of an area as it does not include households who moved outside England and Wales.
Total number of categories: 3
|1||Wholly moving household: Outflow: moved out of the area, but within the associated area|
|2||Wholly moving household: Outflow: moved out of the associated area, but within England and Wales|
|-8||Does not apply*|
*Children aged under 1 year in households, not wholly moving households, vacant household spaces and household spaces with no usual residents.
Read about how we developed and tested the questions for Census 2021.
Comparability with the 2011 Census
Census 2021 does not record moves of those aged under 1 year on Census Day (21 March 2021) as they do not have an address one year ago. An estimate was made for these moves in 2011, but this has not been done for 2021.
We had combined UK internal migration data for 2011, in comparison with 2021 for which we did not. We do not have data for Northern Ireland (due to differences in data processing schedules) or Scotland (due to Scotland holding their Census in March 2022). This means outflow counts exclude people who lived in England and Wales the year before Census 2021 but had moved to Northern Ireland, and Scotland, before 21 March 2021.
What does not comparable mean?
A variable that is not comparable means that it cannot be compared with a variable from the 2011 Census.
England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland comparisons
Census 2021 data that uses this variable
- Household migration by household family composition (region outflow)
- Household migration by dependent children and age of Household Reference Person (HRP) (region outflow)
- Household migration by tenure (region outflow)
- Household migration by economic activity of Household Reference Person (HRP) (region outflow)
- Household migration by National Statistics Socioeconomic status (NS-SEC) of Household Reference Person (HRP) (region outflow)