2012 Migration Patterns in Warwickshire

Migration 2012Last year, we presented some key statistics on migration flows in and out of our five districts (see the last post here).  New data, for 2012, has now been published so we have updated our analysis.

As you might expect, in the course of a year there have not been significant changes in the underlying pattern of population flows.  Warwickshire continues to be a net importer of population from elsewhere in England & Wales, albeit to a lesser extent than previous years.  In 2011/12, 26,000 people moving into Warwickshire.  This was nearly matched with 25,800 residents leaving the county during the same period.  This means we gained around 200 residents over the course of the year, considerably smaller than the 3,800 residents gained in the previous year.

Coventry continues to be the main source of people migrating into the county, with 5,150 making that move during 2011/12, higher than the 3,800 people the previous year.  Around one in five people that move into Warwickshire from elsewhere in England & Wales come from Coventry.  The flow is not one way though, with 2,290 moving from Warwickshire to Coventry over the same period.

As with 2010/11, aside from Coventry, the key migration flows are actually within Warwickshire itself. In 2011/12, 4,110 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 2011/12, nearly 1,600 people moved between the two southern districts, and 950 moved between the two northern boroughs. There is very little movement north to south or vice versa.

Migrarion 2012

For more detailed information, use the interactive tool* provided by the Office for National Statistics or contact the Observatory at research@warwickshire.gov.uk.
* please note that the tool will not work in Internet Explorer 7 or earlier versions.

3 Responses

  1. Me again !

    Re ‘no significant inflows (except Warwick)’ into Stratford District – what is the threshold used? It looks as if it must be less than 100 people. If that is the case, the argument that Birmingham City Council is making that Stratford District should make a significant contribution to its housing requirements does not seem to be borne out by the evidence of a relatively weak relationship between the two local authority areas.

    Out of interest, do you have the figures for people moving into Stratford District from Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry (separately), and also from the South East Region as a whole? Do you have these figures over a period of time- say since 2000?

    Thanks very much.

    Kind regards


    Paul Harris Policy Planner Corporate Support

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  2. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your comment.

    The ONS have used a method adapted from Holmes and Haggett (1977) to highlight significant flows between each local authority. In Stratford-on-Avon’s case the only significant flow into the District is from Warwick District.

    However, below are the flows in to Stratford-on-Avon from the five highest local authority areas (you can use the interactive tool to see this):

    1. Warwick District – 880
    2. Birmingham – 310
    3. Redditch – 290
    4. Solihull – 270
    5. Wychavon – 240

    7. Coventry – 170

    I’ll have a look at the figures from ONS and see how far they go back!

  3. Hi Paul,

    See below a link to the internal migration data from ONS going back to 1999: http://bit.ly/1bjh7nv

    It looks like it’s released at local authority level so if you amalgamated the South East LAs, you should be able to get a figure for the region.

    Hope that helps,


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