Job Relocation Survey- What Hard Data Reveals
Here at Allied, it's our goal to make moving as stress-free as possible. We hope this presentation of facts and figures can help you better understand trends surrounding job relocation.
What are the most common reasons people are willing to relocate for a job? According to our survey of 1,000 adults, the most common reason was career advancement or the opportunity to make more money (36.96%). Other reasons included the chance to be closer to friends or family (17.88%) or transferring to a new division or office (15.48%).
Others voiced that their company moved (13.79%), a miscellaneous reason (8.29%), or that their company got acquired (7.59%).
Various factors motivate individuals to move long distance for their job. However, we wanted to gather more information to help illustrate the whole picture. Now that we know why people seem to move, we want to know who was moving.
We found that individuals aged 25-34 (37.25%) and individuals 35-44 (23.78%) were most likely to be willing to move. This is likely because younger to mid-career professionals may be willing to do what's necessary to climb the ranks within their company.
Interestingly enough, only 17.78% of the youngest group, 18-25, said they relocated at that age. Those in the youngest age group may be still finding their footing in a long-term position.
Contrast that to older workers, such as individuals aged 45-54 and 54+ who only made up 9.49% and 6.59% of the survey, respectively.