Edinburgh (EH), Bristol (BS) and Sheffield (S) are most likely to retain people than ANY other City in the UK according to analysis of statistics by Reallymoving.com, the leading website for home moving services.
The figures come from a study of 36,000 home-movers who turned to Reallymoving.com between July – December 2007 to source instant removals quotes.
More than 57 per cent of home-movers in Edinburgh (EH), Bristol (BS) and Sheffield (S) indicated that, when it came to moving home, they intended to move within the same postcode area rather than moving to a neighbouring postcode district or even further afield
Other cities with particularly loyal residents were identified as Birmingham (B) with 55 per cent, Liverpool (L) with 54 per cent, Leeds (LS) with 51 per cent and Cardiff (CF) with 50 per cent of people staying put.
However, home movers in Dorchester (DT) Salisbury (SP) and Bath (BA) indicted that they would be moving out of these historic towns. The analysis of statistics found that only 19 per cent of home-movers in Dorchester would be staying in the same postcode area, while in Salisbury the figure was 24 per cent and in Bath 28 per cent.
In other findings, the survey suggested:
• Home-movers are fleeing West London (WC). Only 13 per cent of home movers in West London were staying in that postcode area.
• Of those moving to other postcode areas, most move to nearby destinations, often to smaller commuter towns. For example, 19 per cent of moves to Halifax (HX) were from Bradford (BD), 19 per cent of moves to Ilford (IG) were from East London (E), and 14 per cent to Dartford (DA) were from East London (SE).
• There is a flight from Cambridge to West London (WC) and from Birmingham (B) to Kirkwall (KW). 16 per cent of moves to West London (WC) were from Cambridge (CB), and 16 per cent of moves to Kirkwall (KW) were from Birmingham (B).
• In another surprising migration, 10 per cent of moves to Exeter (EX) were from Redhill (RH), Surrey.
Rosie Rogers, Co-Founder and Marketing Manager of Reallymoving.com, said
"reallymoving.com is in a unique position to disclose the pattern of home movers across the UK. We receive thousands of registrations each month from individuals who are moving home and asking for instant removals quotes."
Rosie added: “Our advice to would-be home-movers is to research the area thoroughly before making a commitment and make use of sites such as Reallymoving which offer an instant quotation service helping you to find all the resources you need locally. Simply fill in an online form and we do the rest. Best of all, our service is FREE of charge.”
Notes to Editors:
Reallymoving.com analysed the postcode data provided between July-December 2007 by 36,000 potential home-movers through its web site, www.reallymoving.com.
reallymoving.com is the UK’s number one home and office move portal. Launched in 1999 as an independent facility for movers it provides instant multiple quotes for house removals, conveyancing solicitors, chartered surveyors, Home Information Packs and EPCs. It generates thousands of quotes, for millions of pounds worth of work every month on behalf of its network of partner firms. The company is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
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PERCENTAGE OF HOME-MOVERS STAYING IN THE SAME POSTCODE AREA (MOST POPULAR AT THE TOP)
EH - 57.3 - Edinburgh
BS - 57.1 - Bristol
S - 57.0 - Sheffield
G - 55.9 - Glasgow
NE - 55.2 - Newcastle
B - 55.2 - Birmingham
DY - 54.9 - Dudley
DD - 54.4 - Dundee
L - 54.2 - Liverpool
NG - 53.7 - Nottingham
TS - 53.5 - Cleveland
DE - 52.8 - Derby
WV - 52.0 - Wolverhampton
GL - 51.8 - Gloucester
CV - 51.8 - Coventry
SS - 51.5 - Southend
LS - 51.5 - Leeds
CF - 50.5 - Cardiff
MK - 50.3 - Milton Keynes
PERCENTAGE OF HOME-MOVERS STAYING IN THE SAME POSTCODE AREA (LEAST POPULAR AT THE BOTTOM)
WC - 13.3 - West London
KW - 16.0 - Kirkwall
DT - 19.1 - Dorchester
LD - 19.2 - Llandrindod Wells
HR - 20.2 - Hereford
IV - 20.3 - Inverness
TR - 21.1 - Truro
TD - 21.7 - Gallashiels
CA - 22.4 - Carlisle
DG - 23.1 - Dumfries & Galloway
HX - 23.9 - Halifax
EC - 24.3 - City of London
SP - 24.6 - Salisbury
LL - 25.1 - Llandudno
LN - 25.5 - Lincoln
NW - 27.0 - NW London
SY - 27.5 - Shrewsbury
EX - 27.9 - Exeter
BA - 28.3 - Bath
MOST POPULAR MOVES (OUTSIDE SAME POSTCODE AREA)
19.6 per cent of moves to Halifax were from Bradford
19.4 per cent of moves to Ilford were from East London
16.7 per cent of moves to West London were from Cambridge
16.0 per cent of moves to Kirkwall were from Birmingham
15.2 per cent of moves to Gallashiels were from Edinburgh
14.9 per cent of moves to Mid Lothian were from Glasgow
13.3 per cent of moves to Dartford were from SE London
13.1 per cent of moves to Sutton were from SW London
13.0 per cent of moves to Bromley were from SE London
11.7 per cent of moves to Kilmarnock were from Glasgow
11.2 per cent of moves to Uxbridge were from Reading
10.9 per cent of moves to Dorchester were from Bournemouth
10.8 per cent of moves to Walsall were from Birmingham
10.2 per cent of moves to Enfield were from North London
10.2 per cent of moves to Kirkcaldy were from Edinburgh
10.0 per cent of moves to Croydon were from SW London
10.0 per cent of moves to Exeter were from Redhill
10.0 per cent of moves to Stockport were from Manchester
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