In many countries, the trend has been that many young adults have moved from the big cities during the pandemic. In 2020, a record number of people moved from Oslo.
According to the newspaper Aftenposten, a total of 43,856 people moved from Oslo last year, which is a new record.
Senior researcher Knut Vareide at Telemark Research says he is surprised by the figures. People usually don’t move during crises, he pointed out.
Vareide noted that the restrictions are less palpable in the districts than in the big city.
“There is a bit of a depressing atmosphere in Oslo. In smaller places, life goes on more often,” Vereide said, adding that as many people have moved to Oslo during the corona crisis as before.
Demographer Marianne Tønnesen at Oslo Met suggests that many people who have lost their jobs may have chosen to move. High house prices can also be a factor. But strict measures are also crucial, she noted.
“And when much of what makes it fun to live in the city disappears, it also becomes easier to move,” she said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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