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2011 CENSUS: independent analysis available

10 Dec 2012

A team of the country’s leading population statisticians are on hand to provide independent analysis of the 2011 census results, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) tomorrow (11 Dec).

The University of Manchester’s new research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity  will also be preparing four separate briefing documents, using the census data, on the growth of ethnic diversity, on integration, immigration, and on segregation.

The briefings will be published at regular interviews in the coming weeks.

The work is led by the University’s Professor Ludi Simpson and Dr Stephen Jivraj and supported by the Director of the Centre Professor James Nazroo.

The census briefings are  funded by the Centre and by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Professor Simpson said: “The census data published today is a rich source of material, which provides a powerful insight to policy makers and the public on the state of Britain.

“Our briefings, to be published over the coming weeks will go further than the Office for National Statistics, by engaging with policy debates which concern  us all: ethnicity and race.

“We shall track how Britain has changed since 1991 to put the latest years into context and calculate commonly used measures of diversity and segregation to show movement within Britain.

“We will contrast different perspectives on international migrants that are available from the Census and  identify the greatest concentrations of minority groups in Britain.

“And we will also calculate the extent to which Britain’s renowned cities with large minority populations are mono-ethnic or diverse, and if they are becoming more or less so.”

Notes for editors

Professor Ludi Simpson and Dr Stephen Jivraj, supported by the Director of the Centre Professor James Nazroo are all available for interview.

As further more detailed census data are released during 2013, additional briefings will address issues of health and employment equalities, migration, and inter-generational care among Britain’s ethnic minority population.

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity is established in collaboration with the University of Glasgow with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Mike Addelman
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The University of Manchester
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