Where do people move to Preston from? The top 10 places in the UK people leave for a new life in the city

People from Preston know it is a great place to live – and it turns out thousands of other Brits agree.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 7:43 am
Where do people move to Preston from? The top 10 places in the UK people leave for a new life in the city

In fact, in the 12 months to June 2019, 8,908 people moved to Preston from elsewhere in the UK.

That’s according to internal migration data from the Office for National Statistics, which also reveals the areas of the country where the most people are drawn to Preston from.

So where is the pull to Preston the greatest?

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The most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring South Ribble, with 987 arrivals in the year to June 2019.

From Chorley to Manchester, here we reveal the top 10 places people leave in search of a new life in Preston.

​The second most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Chorley, with 417 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
​The third most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Blackburn with Darwen, with 359 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
The fourth most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Manchester, with 355 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
​The fifth most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Ribble Valley, with 350 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
​The sixth most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Lancaster, with 306 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
​The seventh most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Fylde, with 258 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
​The eighth most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Wyre, with 250 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
The ninth most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Blackpool, with 246 arrivals in the year to June 2019.
The tenth most common place people arrived in the area from was neighbouring Bolton, with 175 arrivals in the year to June 2019.