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The counterurbanisation cascade in England and Wales since 1991: the evidence of a new migration dataset

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anthony Champion



A new migration dataset that continuously monitors people moving house between local government areas of England and Wales is used to update a test of the counterurbanisation cascade model that was originally developed and carried out using data from the 1991 Census. Following a review of the relevant international literature including a summary of the original test, the paper describes the Patient Register (PR) migration dataset. The test is undertaken in two parts: firstly; checking for a negative association between net migration rate and metropolitan/urban status and, secondly, examining whether all the migration flows between the 13 status types involve shifts in population down the settlement hierarchy. Both are largely confirmed, but there are a number of exceptions, the significance of which is discussed in the final section.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Champion T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Revue Belge de Geographie

Year: 2005

Volume: 1-2

Pages: 85-101

Print publication date: 01/01/2005

Date deposited: 28/03/2006

ISSN (print): 1377-2368

Publisher: BELGEO