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Subject: why people move
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: shinyu-ga
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Posted: 04 Nov 2002 12:03 PST
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Question ID: 98483
all i need is just the reasons of people's moving

Request for Question Clarification by funkywizard-ga on 04 Nov 2002 14:11 PST
Is it safe to assume you mean housing wise? meaning moving their
living quarters from one location to another?
Subject: Re: why people move
Answered By: wayga-ga on 04 Nov 2002 15:26 PST
Hi shinyu-ga,

I found the information you are looking for at the US Census Bureau. I
will give a little of the highlights here and refer you to the web
site for the full report.

"Movers" were defined as those living in a different house the
previous year and were given a list to choose from as to their reasons
for moving. The basic categories and percentages are given here...

Family-related reasons                    26.3%
  Change in marital status                 6.2%
  To establish own household               7.4% 
  Other family reason                     12.7%

Work-related reasons                      16.2%
  New job/job transfer                     9.7%  
  To look for work/lost job                1.3%
  Closer to work/easier commute            3.5%
  Retired                                  0.4%
  Other job-related reason                 1.2%

Housing-related reasons                   51.6%
  Wanted to own home/not rent             11.5%
  New/better house/apartment              18.5%
  Better neighborhood/less crime          4.4%
  Cheaper housing                          5.5%
  Other housing reason                    11.7%  

Other reasons                              6.0%  
  Attend/leave college                     2.3%
  Change of climate                        0.7%
  Health reasons                           1.1%
  Other reason                             1.8%

In addition, this report breaks down the numbers by distance of move,
education level and income of mover, total number of movers and sorts
the figures in various other ways.

The information is derived from the Current Population Surveys (CPS),
a monthly survey of 50,000 households, representative of the
non-institutional civilian population.

The document in full is available at...

It is in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
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downloaded for free at...

If you need any more information, or if this answer does not meet your
needs, please feel free to ask for clarification.

Thanks for a most interesting question,


Request for Answer Clarification by shinyu-ga on 04 Nov 2002 18:46 PST
Sorry, what I meant was meaning moving their liveing quarters from one
location to another.

Clarification of Answer by wayga-ga on 04 Nov 2002 20:55 PST
I believe your request for "answer" clarification was in reference to
funkywizards request for "question" clarification as the answer I gave
is about relocating one's living quarters. If this is not the case
please let me know


Clarification of Answer by wayga-ga on 04 Nov 2002 20:59 PST
Reading over my answer I realize that I neglected to document my
search strategy which was...

search terms, "why people move"


Thanks again for your question and please feel free to ask for more
information or clarification if needed.

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