An interactive map based on recent migration data from the Office for National Statistics, created by price comparison company GoCompare, has shown that both Manchester and Liverpool saw more people relocate out of the cities than move in during 2014, while Cheshire experienced a gain.
The ‘No Place Like Home’ analysis, based on data from the ONS Internal Migration series, documents the residential moves between local authorities and regions and shows that during 2014 a total of 2.85m people moved throughout the UK, around one in 20 people.
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In the North West, the migration picture was mixed. In Manchester, there was a net loss of 3,076 people. Around 46% of people leaving Manchester were 20-29 year olds. For all 10 of Greater Manchester’s local authorities, the total loss was 4,113.
Liverpool experienced a net loss of 2,060 people, and 50% of those were between the ages of 20 to 29. The picture across Merseyside was better, reducing the net loss to 424.
In Cheshire, both Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester councils registered a net gain in people moving to their areas; Cheshire East gained 1,359 and CWAC recorded 387.
Across the region, aside from Manchester and Liverpool, the biggest losses were seen in Blackburn, which had 1,535 people move out, and Blackpool, with 780 people leaving the town.
Nationally, 24% of people who move between the ages of 16 and 19 relocate to either London, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, or Manchester, and 14% of people who move in their 20s move to London.
Aside from Manchester, London, Birmingham and Bradford lost the most people to internal migration.