In today’s post for Census week, Prof Danny Dorling raises questions about the timing of the census: “a snapshot of a strange, unrepresentative time, an image of pandemic Britain”, do we need a 2026 Census? Original article published in The Observer, available online at The Guardian. If Borish Johnson is serious about levelling up, he … More Do we need a 2026 Census?
What can the census offer to geographers, and how does geography contribute to the census? Following on from yesterday’s blog on ‘why should you fill it in in?’, Professor David Martin asks what can the census offer to geographers, and how does geography contribute to the census? The original article, posted on Geography Directions, can … More Geography and the census
Researchers at the University of Liverpool’s Geographic Data Science Lab share this blog post on the census and why you should fill it in. Sunday 21st March marks a once-in-a-decade moment – the 2021 Census. Why should you stand up and, quite literally, be counted? Happening every 10 years, the Census is a national survey completed by … More 2021 Census – why should you fill it in?
In the second of our blogs reflecting back and looking ahead, we welcome Associate Professor Paul Norman, University of Leeds, reflecting on changing data sources for contemporary research. Population geographers started the ‘twenty-teens’ looking forward to the then census rounds, though internationally there had been more than a few rumblings that the era of censuses was coming … More Doing population geography, but what data sources are we doing it with?
In the first of our blogs for the new decade, we welcome this post from Hamish Robertson, University of Technology Sydney, emphasising the contribution that population geographers can make to wider discussions of multimorbidity in the context of population ageing. Population Ageing and Multimorbidity Introduction In the Population Research Group, we all know that populations … More Reflecting back and looking ahead…
Fran Darlington-Pollock As we enter the final throes of the ‘twenty-teens’, we at the Population Geography Research Group are feeling reflective. There has been much in the past decade for population geographers to get their teeth into. For example, back in 2013, James Tyner wrote of the renaissance of ‘population’ in geography, with increasing attention … More Reflecting on the ‘twenty-teens’ and looking forward
Population geography was a strong feature of the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London this year with 9 sessions sponsored by the Population Geography Research Group (PopGRG). During a fiercely warm week in August speakers from across the globe came together to present new data and share ideas on a diverse range of population themes, including … More RGS-IBG 2019 Conference Highlights and Reflections
7th May 2019 PGRG Blog #17 Albert Sabater While a key issue in geography is to investigate how spatial and social polarisation interact to produce residential segregation, particularly in terms of social class, race or ethnicity, the term ‘segregation’ is barely associated with how space and age relations intersect and develop into processes of generational … More The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation
12th Feb 2019 PGRG Blog #16 David McCollum, Paula Duffy and Charlotte Barke Scotland’s ability to attract international students in an increasingly competitive marketplace could be severely hindered by immigration policy, rhetoric, and Brexit negotiations. We need to protect the important economic, demographic and cultural benefits that come along with our international student community … More International students in Scotland, Brexit and beyond
21st Nov 2018 PGRG Blog #15 Nik Lomax In our paper “Estimating the outcome of UKs referendum on EU membership using e-petition data and machine learning algorithms“, recently published in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, we use novel e-petition data and machine learning algorithms to estimate the Brexit leave vote percentage for UK parliamentary constituencies. … More Mapping Brexit votes using novel e-petition data and machine learning