The average Brit 'will move house 8 times'
1st Jun 2012
The average person born in the UK will move house a total of eight times during their life, but will not end up too far from where they started, the latest report suggests.
Research carried out by Bosch showed that people will travel 32 miles during each move, and eventually will live in a house that is 63 miles away from their birthplace.
It seems that people stay true to their local area, as just one in five people end up living 200 miles or more away from where their first house was located.
Over 2,000 UK homeowners were polled for the report, which suggested that people will move twice before they turn 18, before living in another three different houses during their twenties.
The most common reason to move was to get away from parents, with a quarter moving to go to university, while 34 per cent moved in with their partner.
A spokesman for Bosch said that moving house is a huge life change and something that many people find daunting.
"It's amazing to think that the average Brit is having to go through the process of packing up their belongings and moving them to another house eight times over a lifetime," he added.
Posted by Staff Writer: Frances McDonald
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