Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 25–45 | Cite as

Internal Migration in the United Kingdom: Analysis of an Estimated Inter-District Time Series, 2001–2011

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Abstract

This paper examines how internal migration between local authority districts within the United Kingdom has evolved during the first decade of the twenty-first century. Based on estimates derived from data assembled from a range of sources, the paper demonstrates the extent of decline in the longstanding pattern of net migration from urban to rural regions, driven to a large extent by the fall in the intensity of migration from urban to rural areas, and the reversal of the south to north net migration pattern due to the increase in moves from urban north to urban south.

Keywords

Internal migration Districts United Kingdom Net migration Urban-rural North-south 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nik Lomax
    • 1
  • John Stillwell
    • 1
  • Paul Norman
    • 1
  • Phil Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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