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30 Nov, 2014

Young Londoners flee capital for the regions | The Observer

Young ambitious thirtysomethings are leaving London in droves. Record numbers are turning their backs on the capital and flocking to England’s regional cities, according to an analysis of official data that suggests a significant exodus from London is under way.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that, in the year to June last year, 58,220 people aged 30-39 left the capital – the highest number on record and a 10% increase on 2010. Overall, there was a net outflow of almost 22,000 thirtysomethings. The last time there was a comparable figure was in 2008 – the year of the credit crisis.

However, the figures are likely to be only a fraction of the true numbers of people in their thirties migrating from London.

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