Counter-urbanisation. Why people are moving from urban areas to rural areas.

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  • Reasons for counter-urbanisation
    • less noise
    • Less pollution - cleaner/better air due to less traffic(congestion)
      • live longer
        • Retirement
          • Reasons for counter-urbanisation
            • less noise
            • Less pollution - cleaner/better air due to less traffic(congestion)
              • live longer
                • Retirement
                  • Closer to relatives - particularly elderly relatives who have retired to country
            • less crime
              • Children have more freedom/ more fun
                • Better oppertunities e.g. horse riding, sailing
            • Money
              • housing is less expensive
              • the cost of living is less
            • Natural beauty e.g.landscapes, sea view
            • Improvements in technology mean that people can work from home
            • Greater community cohesion
            • Still on commuter belt but improvements in transport mean that people can commute further to get to work - sometimes in the same amount of time or less
          • Closer to relatives - particularly elderly relatives who have retired to country
    • less crime
      • Children have more freedom/ more fun
        • Better oppertunities e.g. horse riding, sailing
    • Money
      • housing is less expensive
      • the cost of living is less
    • Natural beauty e.g.landscapes, sea view
    • Improvements in technology mean that people can work from home
    • Greater community cohesion
    • Still on commuter belt but improvements in transport mean that people can commute further to get to work - sometimes in the same amount of time or less

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