On the move – Footloose population

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Nearly 1.5 million people changed region in the UK even before the pandemic.
  • Since the pandemic housing market demand has increased significantly, with people making lifestyle decisions, balancing distance to work, family and hobbies.
  • Proportionally Scotland, Wales and the South West witnessed the most significant increases in their resident population due to internal migration in the year to June 2020.
  • With annual house price growth reaching 13.4% in June (Nationwide), all regions are experiencing upward pressure on house prices. Source: Dataloft, ONS, 2020. Internal migration only