The usual resident population of the Lancashire-12 area was 1,171,339 and the corresponding figure for Lancashire-14 was 1,460,893. The workday population figures for these areas were lower, at 1,149,207 and 1,444,612 respectively. In terms of proportions this means that Lancashire-12 had a workday population 1.9% lower than the usual resident population. The figure for Lancashire-14 was lower, but only by 1.1%, suggesting that Lancashire-14 was a more self-contained area than Lancashire-12.
The workday population in Preston was 14% higher than the usual resident population. An additional 23,000 people are in Preston local authority area on a workday. In Fylde the workday population was 10% higher than the usual resident population. An additional 8,400 people are in the area on a workday. In Ribble Valley the workday population was only a little higher than the usual resident population (2%), suggesting that a high number of usual residents go to work elsewhere.
The workday population was almost 3% higher than the usual resident population in Blackburn with Darwen. In Blackpool it was 1% higher.
In the remaining nine local authority areas the workday populations were lower than the usual resident populations. Most notably, they were 14% lower in Rossendale, 13% lower in Chorley and 11% lower in Wyre. Although some non-residents will be travelling to work in these locations, a higher number of residents are travelling out to work in other places.
In Burnley the workday population was only very slightly lower than the usual resident number, suggesting that many people both live and work locally.
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Last Updated November 2013