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