2021 Census – why should you fill it in?

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?

Doing population geography, but what data sources are we doing it with?

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?

Reflecting back and looking ahead…

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…

Reflecting on the ‘twenty-teens’ and looking forward

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

RGS-IBG 2019 Conference Highlights and Reflections

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

The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation

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

International students in Scotland, Brexit and beyond

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

Mapping Brexit votes using novel e-petition data and machine learning

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

The family get together for education geographers

15th November 2018 PGRG Blog #14 Lili Xiang Attending the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education (GoE III) was really a memorable and inspiring experience for me. I am a final year PhD student from the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a geography teacher and form … More The family get together for education geographers