The 2011 Census asked respondents to state their address one year before the census if it was different from their current address. This dataset provides information on migration in the year March 2010 to March 2011.
177,600 people moved from elsewhere in England & Wales to a residence in London in the year to March 2011.
Ten per cent of Londoners moved to a new address within London over the period 2010-2011.
A total of 197,600 Londoners had an address outside the UK one year prior to census. London was the destination for 32 per cent of all international in-migration to England & Wales over the period 2010 to 2011.
87 per cent of people who move to London from elsewhere in the UK were aged 16-49 compared with 54 per cent of the resident population of London who were in this age category.
Dependent children who move to London are three times more likely to go to outer London than inner London.
The largest numbers of migrants from overseas in 2010-2011 came from India, USA and Australia.
Commuting in London
- Inflows from the rest of England & Wales rose 9 per cent since 2001 to 790,000 while outflows rose 15 per cent to 271,000
- More than two million persons within London worked in a different local authority to their residence
- Over a third of commutes within local authorities were by car and a quarter were on foot
- Dartford replaced Slough as the top destination for commuters from London