Hampshire Facts and Figures

2001 Census: Migration


Summary Table:

This table gives information on Migrants. A migrant is someone with a different address on Census day to the address they had one year before. All people are included in this table.

All People % of These Who Are Migrants % of All People: Moved to Area from Elsewhere in UK % of All People: Moved to Area from Outside UK % of All People: No Usual Address One Year Before Census % of All People: Moved Within Area % of All People: Moved Out of the Area to Elsewhere in UK
Basingstoke and Deane 152,573 11.62 4.05 0.65 0.58 6.34 4.42
East Hampshire 109,274 12.15 5.78 0.82 0.54 5.01 5.76
Eastleigh 116,169 9.96 4.58 0.35 0.54 4.49 4.7
Fareham 107,977 10.29 4.89 0.59 0.53 4.28 4.75
Gosport 76,415 14.17 5.67 0.55 0.77 7.19 5.39
Hart 83,505 12.48 7.09 1.04 0.52 3.83 7.24
Havant 116,849 9.6 3.95 0.29 0.52 4.84 4.5
New Forest 169,331 10.13 4.13 0.4 0.51 5.08 4.04
Rushmoor 90,987 14.1 7.14 0.87 0.8 5.29 7.6
Test Valley 109,801 11.39 5.17 0.59 0.58 5.05 5.38
Winchester 107,222 14.98 7.28 1.1 0.78 5.82 6.36
Portsmouth 186,701 16.82 5.6 1.08 1.1 9.04 4.54
Southampton 217,445 19.21 6.11 1.12 1.15 10.83 5.06
               
Hampshire 1,240,103 11.67 3.94 0.63 0.59 6.5 3.99
Hampshire (Including Southampton and Portsmouth) 1,644,249 13.25 4.42 0.75 0.72 7.36 4.19


Commentary:

Hampshire County

11.7 per cent of Hampshire residents lived at a different address on Census day (29th April 2001) than the one they had occupied one year previously; very similar to the situation in 1991 when 11.2 per cent of Hampshire residents had moved in the year prior to the Census.

55.7 per cent of Hampshire migrants had moved within the same area. 33.8 per cent had moved to the area from other parts of the UK. 5.4 per cent of Hampshire migrants had moved into the County from outside the UK. Around 15.4 per cent of these migrants were of non-white ethnic origin, but the group would have included white and non-white UK citizens returning to the country after periods of residence of one year or more abroad.

Within Hampshire, Winchester had the highest proportion of migrants in its population (15 per cent) in the year before the 2001 Census. This relatively high figure compares with 11.7 per cent in 1991, and is almost certainly associated with the large number of term-time students resident in the City, who would not have been included in 1991.

Aside from Winchester, Gosport (14.2 per cent in 2001) and Rushmoor (14.1 per cent in 2001) had the highest percentages of migrants in 1991 and 2001, probably due to the substantial military populations in these districts. In contrast, Havant (9.6 per cent in 2001) and Eastleigh (10 per cent in 2001) had the lowest proportions of migrants in both census years.

In 2001, 54.6 per cent of people in Basingstoke and Deane who had moved in the year prior to the Census had done so within the same area, compared with only 30.7 per cent in Hart. Conversely, 56.8 per cent of migrants resident in Hart in 2001 had moved from other parts of the UK, compared with only 34.9 per cent in Basingstoke and Deane. Hart also had the highest proportion of migrants (8.3 per cent) who had moved into the district from origins outside the UK. At the opposite end of the spectrum only 3 per cent of migrants resident in Havant, and 3.5 per cent in Eastleigh, had come from outside the UK.

Portsmouth and Southampton

19.2 per cent of Southampton residents and 16.8 per cent of Portsmouth residents were counted as migrants in the 2001 Census. Of these migrants, 56.4 and 53.7 per cent respectively had moved within the same area.

6.4 per cent of Portsmouth migrants had moved into the City from outside the UK, compared to 5.8 per cent for Southampton. 24.5 per cent of these migrants to Portsmouth were of non-white ethnic origin, while in Southampton the figure was higher at 34.3 per cent.