Over 250,000 Londoners left capital for other parts of the UK in a year
Over a quarter of a million Londoners have moved out of the capital to other regions of the country, with 52,000 more leaving than arriving in the year ending June 2012.
The findings come in the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. Although London’s population overall is still rising due to the influx of international migration, the ONS has revealed that the capital had the largest amount of people moving around the country in “net outflow of internal migrants”.
Over the 12-month period, 203,000 people moved into the capital - an number equivalent to the whole number to the population of York - although 255,000 moved out. This means that about 10,000 more people left London for other parts of the UK than during the previous 12-month period.
According to the ONS’ figures (below), the majority of those leaving London for other parts of the country went to the East of England and the South East.
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