One Moving Company’s Inbound/Outbound Moves For BC 2012

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– Inbound and outbound moves by state or province, according to Atlas Vans’ annual U.S. and Canada moving trends map, as published at businessinsider.com 3 Jan 2013.
BC shows 269 outbound and 169 inbound moves for 2012.

23 responses to “One Moving Company’s Inbound/Outbound Moves For BC 2012

  1. In 2011 listings crested over 25,000 on around Sept 22. In 2012 total listings went over 28,000 on around July 1.

    The burning question that i pose is if listings in the Lower Mainland top 30,000 this year. Could they even go higher to say… 35,000? And if you believe they will, when will it occur? Thoughts anyone……

    My guess is, yes, listings will absolutely exceed 30,000 total on any given day in 2013 and it could happen as soon as May 15. Also looking at the charts from 2011 and 12 those peak numbers were only sustained for a few days at the the most. Will this years chart of peak listings look as flat as the overall market predictions cameron and tsur are betting on?

    As the US economic data keeps streaming in watch the bond market continue to react and the popular Canadian homeowner myth of “the government will never let interest rates go up to screw me out of my house” go right out the window. A financial quarter or two of bond rate adjustments and the MSM will have whipped the herd in to a froth of either a choice for those qualified, rushing to re-fi and for those who will not qualify, listing at any price.

    the velocity of fecal storms in my humble opinion in the next 6-9 months in the major Canadian real estate markets will make Superstorm Sandy look like a sleight summer squall.

  2. future arrived, colleagues

    • He pretty much nailed the future of communications! Though, I don’t think we’ve come to grips yet with the full impact of that on the urban form.

  3. I was one of the outbound! 🙂

  4. What strikes me about that map is the stability of Quebec, when you consider it is the second most populous province after Ontario. Compared to Ontario, Quebec has less than a quarter of inbound/outbound moves but it’s populations is about two-thirds that of Ontario. Quebec also has far fewer outbound moves than Alberta and BC, even though Quebec has almost double the population of BC and more than double the population of Alberta. When you account for population, Quebec has far less mobility ( both inbound and outbound movers) than other provinces. Also, Newfoundland and New Brunswick (strangely) are the only two provinces to receive more inbound movers than they lost from outbound movers. That’s what jumps out at me from that map.

    • Sorry Quebec is not quite double BC’s population (it used to be though). As of 2011 census, Quebec has 7.9 million and BC has 4.4 million people. You still get my point, though. There is way more movement in BC, Alberta, and Ontario ( and probably the other provinces) as a percentage of population than compared to Quebec.

    • You might also consider that this particular mover is not well represented in Quebec and people prefer using U-Haul instead.

  5. I added up all the respective outbound and inbound numbers in Canada. Nationwide, there were 1668 outbound moves and 1156 inbound moves. I haven’t added up the US numbers (too lazy on a Saturday morning), but it could be interesting to see if the net outward flow was possibly due south. I think it is also worth considering that household moves involving van lines are not uncommonly a result of professional or executive relocation, often paid for by the company as they’re not cheap (I’ve done it a few times within the US and Canada over the past decade). The ‘brain drain’ continues?

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