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More than 1.5 million people have a second address in England and Wales

Alex Johnson

8111269718f40395afa15058ebc667cb90cb17c2 300x225 More than 1.5 million people have a second address in England and WalesSome interesting figures from the 2011 census:

* 1,570,224 residents of England and Wales reported having a second address in another local authority in England and Wales that they used for 30 days or more each year

* 47,733 had a second address in either Scotland or Northern Ireland

* 820,814 had a second address outside the United Kingdom

* The majority of people with a second address said it was for a purpose other than work or holiday, such as the home address of students

* 188,837 of second addresses were for work and 11 per cent were for holiday

* Cornwall was the local authority where the greatest number of people recorded a second address – 22,997 people, usually resident elsewhere in England and Wales had a second address in Cornwall used for 30 days or more each year

* The local authorities where the highest rate of people have a second address for work are City of London, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea

* Gwynedd had the highest rate of people with second addresses used for holidays, with 64 people from outside Gwynedd having such an address for every 1,000 usual residents

* Over half of all residents with a second address in England and Wales were male – in terms of second addresses for work, there were 2.6 males with a second address to every female with a second address

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