If you live in a largely rural county like Wiltshire
I would love to, but can't as there's no work for me there.
do you seriously advocate someone selling up and moving to a town miles away before they've found a job, just to be close, or finding a job, then having to drive miles commuting, trying to sell a house and finding one that is actually affordable, in a place where affordable housing is likely to be in short supply, due to it being where the jobs are?
yes, if you have to.
it's happened before during the industrial revolution, and it's happening right now in developing countries like China.
If you can't work to sustain your bucolic idyll, what choice is there? Can't magic more oil out of thin air.