How mobile are immigrants, after arriving in the UK?

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Book Chapter


Ludi Simpson and Nissa Finney

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CH. 9


Where in the UK were you living when you were 14? How far from that place is your current home address? Readers of Understanding Society publications, as professionals who have moved during their higher education and early career, are likely to be tens or hundreds of miles from their childhood residence. But most people don’t move so far: 42% of UK-born residents live within 5 miles of where they were when they were 14; only 20% moved more than 100 miles.


Geography, Migration and Ethnic Groups