The map above shows which areas of the UK have more Millennials (defined here as those born between 1982-2000) living in them than Baby Boomers (those born between 1945-1964).
Surprisingly, Millennials now outnumber Boomers by quite a large margin 16.2 million vs 14.6 million.
Yet, because Millennials tend to cluster together more than Boomers, means 250 out of 391 local authority areas have a larger number of Boomers.
The Top 10 Millennial areas are (source):
- Tower Hamlets: 3.90X more Millennials than Boomers
- Islington: (2.94X)
- Hackney: (2.83X)
- Manchester: (2.82X)
- Oxford: (2.80X)
- Newham: (2.75X)
- Lambeth: (2.71X)
- Cambridge: (2.62X)
- Wandsworth: (2.57X)
- Nottingham: (2.41X)
Interestingly, 6 of the top 10 are in London, with the University towns of Oxford and Cambridge also making the list.
Top 10 Boomer areas are (source):
- West Somerset: 2X more Boomers than Millennials
- South Hams: (1.89X)
- Rother: (1.85X)
- West Dorset: (1.85X)
- North Norfolk: (1.85X)
- West Devon: (1.82X)
- East Dorest: (1.82X)
- Derbyshire Dales: (1.79X)
- East Lindsey: (1.75X)
- South Lakeland: (1.72X)
To get a better idea of where Millennials are concentrated, Alasdair also created a scaled version of the map. Brighter blue means more Millennials and darker grey means more Boomers.
Data for the above came from the ONS.
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