Proportionally fewer BBC staff are making the move from Birmingham to Bristol than moved for its high-profile relocation from London to Salford.

Some 42% of Vision staff who were given the option of relocating 87 miles to Bristol have accepted the offer – less than the 55% of London staff who made the 200-mile switch to Salford.

This means 34 Vision staff have elected not to make the move, on top of the 31 who were not eligible to move. These 65 staff are likely to be laid off, although redeployment is a possibility.

The 44 Birmingham staff working in radio are still considering their options, as are a further 17 in other departments.

The BBC indicated that it was pleased with take-up so far, emphasising that 61% of Vision’s editorial staff are making the move.

Lower take-up among production management (29%), business support (0%) and senior managers (33%) pushed down the average.

The relocations will begin with See Hear in July and be completed by December. Radio relocation, to both Bristol and Salford, should be complete by April 2013.

Some 140 staff and 40 freelancers have been affected by the closure of BBC Birmingham.