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Phil Rees Prof Phil Rees

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Room Miall 10.17
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33286

Research overview

Philip Rees is Professor Emeritus of Population Geography. He has taught and undertaken research on demographic issues for 45 years. His current interest is in the projection of the UK’s ethnic group populations. A 2007-2010 ESRC project funded the creation of a set of projections based on data from the 2001 census ( In a current project, funded by ESRC, these projections are being re-based using 2011 Census data and extended to all local authority areas in the UK. As part of these projections assumptions must be made about international migration, both immigration and emigration. 


Latest publications

Current projects

  • What happens when international migrants settle? Ethnic group population trends and projections for UK local areas under alternative scenarios (ESRC 2007-9)

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