Analysis and action on living standards
Entering employment, acquiring new skills and progressing up the pay ladder are important steps in many people’s lives, and essential for improving their living standards. But changes in the labour market, educational opportunities and the wider economy mean that different generations face different work and pay-related challenges, shifting across the life course.
Moving both job and location afford even bigger pay rises than just moving job. A high rate of internal migration for work also has wider jobs market benefits – drawing labour towards more productive firms and areas, and improving matching quality. The data in this section explores how internal migration for work has changed across time, and for different age groups and birth cohorts.
More data to follow
‘All ages’ refers to those aged 16-64. This measure captures the proportion of workers who report living in a different region or nation of the UK than they lived in a year ago, and who report being in a different job than a year ago.
RF analysis of ONS, Quarterly Labour Force Survey
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