Migration in and out of London

Net migration to or from London and the rest of England by age (2019 and 2020)

This indicator shows the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving London, by different age groups. A negative number shows that there are more people leaving than arriving.

In 2020, London saw large net inflows of those aged between 20 and 24 (24,043 people) and a small inflow for those aged between 25 and 29 (2,376 people). In contrast, net migration was negative for those aged below 19 and above 29. The largest negative net flow was for those between the age of 30 and 39, where 35,645 more people were leaving than arriving in London. This number gradually decreases as the age groups become older. 

Additionally those between the age of 0 and 4 see a large negative net migration of 14,780, which most likely refer to the families with children moving out of London and into the rest of England.

Compared to the previous year, net migration into London decreased across most age groups, likely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 20-29 age group suffered the largest fall in net migration, mostly due to fewer individuals moving into London. The other age groups experienced consistent net negative flows of migration. 

Net migration in London only includes movement between London and the rest of England.