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North most affected by decline in coastal young

BBC analysis of population projections has found that more than half of England's coastal communities could see a decline in the number of residents aged under 30 by the year 2039, with towns in the North the worst affected.

The research involving ONS data suggests every local authority in the North with a coastline, except Liverpool, might see a fall in the number of young people. In contrast, coastal authorities in the south, such as Bristol (+13%), Canterbury (+6.4%) and Southampton (+4.7%) could see substantial rises in the number of young people.

Collectively northern seaside communities might see a reduction of 200,000 under-30s over the next two decades. BBC News