YOUNG professionals in Bournemouth are bucking the national trend and managing to afford to rent a place of their own, a study has revealed.

The town centre is one of ten locations nationwide identified as a hotspot for “Flying Solo” in a survey by Experian.

It says Bournemouth, along with other towns and cities such as Guildford, Uxbridge and Oxford, offers affordable rental property for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 on starter salaries.

And it said those in the “Flying Solo” category are enjoying life and not worrying about the future.

In contrast, a study by charity Shelter has revealed that more young adults across the UK than ever are still living with their parents.

An estimated two million working adults between 20 and 34-years-old are still in the family home because they cannot afford to rent or buy a home.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, called for action to help them and said: ''The 'clipped wing generation' are finding themselves with no choice but to remain living with mum and dad well into adulthood, as they struggle to find a home of their own.

''Rather than pumping more money into schemes like Help to Buy, we need bolder action that will meet the demand for affordable homes and not inflate prices further.”