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Ethnic group population trends and projections for UK local areas: dissemination of innovative data inputs, model outputs, documentation and skills

PI: Paul Norman (University of Leeds)

Co-I: Philip Rees (University of Leeds)

Overview: Population projections of future populations by ethnic group are a "necessary element in the armoury of available national demographic data" (Haskey 2002: viii). These aid provision of appropriate housing and language support and inform political and social science debates.

In ESRC project (RES- 165-25-0032) we developed a demographic model to project the ethnic populations of the UK’s local areas with the results portraying how ethnic diversity may change up to mid-century. This 'follow-on' project aims to increase the impact of our research by:

  • Providing the widest possible access to and understanding of the project outputs
  • Ensuring the validity and quality of the project outputs
  • Enhancing the skills and knowledge of users of demographic data.

During this project we will:

  • Make data available through a web interface from which users can download our projection outputs
  • Make project results accessible to users of POPGROUP and SASPAC systems
  • Update component estimates using the latest available demographic data, consult with users and experts and get feedback on methods and outputs
  • Skill people in projection methods through a summer school and conference and develop training materials into a textbook
  • Disseminate analyses by developing innovative illustrations of population related data

Population projections by ethnic group from 2001 - 2051
Access our data outputs via: http://www.ehtnopop.org/

Start Date: 01 October 2010

End Date: 30 September 2011

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Details: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-189-25-0162/read