Each year, approximately 1.7 million residents of England and Wales pack up their belongings and move to another county. These are the internal migrants that make for a constantly churning population, moving for work, study or lifestyle reasons. This animated map shows where people are coming from and where they're going.
Choose between inward or outward migration and then click on a county. Watch how people move. Hover on the population cluster to get the data.
The visualisation uses the ceremonial county boundaries of England and Wales as the areas of reference. Greater London and the City of London are grouped as a single entity.
The county analysis is based on the ONS data for Internal Migration by Local Authorities in England and Wales, Year Ending June 2012. The data is aggregated to county level.