New tool for visualising migration patterns

The Office for National Statistics has released an excellent tool for visualising and examining migration patterns* among local authority districts. The data behind the tool looks at migration flows during the twelve month period up to June 2010 and presents the number of people estimated to have moved to a different district during that time.

The tool can be accessed here, and we have picked out a few key statistics in our graphic (click on the image to see the detail).

The figures emphasise the strong migratory relationship we have with Coventry, especially in Warwick, Rugby and Nuneaton & Bedworth. All three take a net gain of population from Coventry, particularly so in Warwick District where, in 2010, more than 2,000 people moved from Coventry into the district while just 800 moved the other way.

Aside from Coventry, the key migration flows are actually within Warwickshire itself. Within a single year, nearly 4,000 residents of the county moved from one district to another. This trend is particularly apparent between Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon Districts and North Warwickshire and Nuneaton & Bedworth Boroughs. In 2010, more than 1,500 people moved between the two southern districts, and nearly 900 moved between the two northern boroughs. There is very little movement north to south or vice versa.

In North Warwickshire, the key relationships outside of Warwickshire are with neighbouring Birmingham and Tamworth.  Rugby has a similar pattern with Daventry.

For further information, use the ONS tool* or contact the Observatory at

* please note that the tool will not work in Internet Explorer 7 or earlier versions.

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  1. […] some key statistics on migration flows in and out of our five districts (see the original post here).  New data, for 2011, has now been published so we have updated our […]

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