Urbanisation - The movement of people from rural areas into cities
Counter urbanisation - Movement of people from cities to rural areas
Depopulation - Decline in population
People who tend to commute to the rural area are families and retirerees and then the young people move out of rural reas into cities for work and facilities which rural areas cant offer.
5 main reasons for counter urbanisation:
1) Increaseed car ownership
Allowing people to live further from where they work and road networks have been improved
2) Increase in pollution, traffic and crime
Making the area less pleasant to live and people with families want to live somewhere more neighbourly.
3) Improvements in technology