UK adults stay close to home when flying the nest
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by Gill Montia
According to data from insurance company, Aviva, 38% of people stay within a five-mile radius of their parents’ home when flying the nest, with 10% moving less than a mile away and 3% moving no further than the next street.
The most common distance moved when people leave home for the first time is just 3.5 miles.
Those in the north east are most likely to stay close to home as 42% remain within a five mile radius.
People in Wales are most likely to go further afield with 44% moving more than 20 miles away from the parental home, compared to the national average of 29%.
Aviva’s head of protection sales and marketing, Louise Colley, comments: “Multi-generational living is fast becoming the norm in the UK with many young adults living with family for longer as they find their feet financially.”
She adds: “We’ve also found however that even when people do leave home for the first time, many are still keen to stay close to family.”
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