Middle-class Britons are beginning to move out of towns in southern England that are home to large numbers of immigrants
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This phenomenon - called 'churn' by Whitehall officials and 'middleclass flight' by other commentators - saw 240,000 people move out of London last year.
Independent experts said the high emigration figures showed that many Britons are fed up with life here and believe they will do better elsewhere.
Liam Clifford, of consultancy firm globalvisas.com, said his company had 50,000 inquiries from would-be emigrants last month alone.
"They do not believe that the services and the system can cope with the number of people coming into the UK at the moment," he said.
"Even fairly rural areas and villages seem to be coming under the threat of having an increased population and lack of services."
Dean Morgan, of the workpermit.com website, added: "Normally in July and August it is quite quiet but this year we have been inundated.
"People are worried about their children and they worry about their jobs and their future here and possibly the economy as well.
"Perception of crime is another of the main reasons for people wanting to leave."
A study by the Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank earlier this year said there are now 1.3 million British emigrants living in Australia.
Another 761,000 live in Spain, and 678,000 in the United States.
The ONS yesterday estimated that last year's emigration figures were the highest since 1991, when modern counting methods were adopted.
Immigration of foreigners causes emigration of the native population.
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