Sophie Cranston and David McCollum Approximately 50 years ago, a group of academics identifying themselves as population geographers officially formed a study group as part of the Institute of British Geographers (IBG). This was one of the first study groups to be formed, and now constitutes one of 32 ‘research or working groups’ of the … More 50 years of a Research Group: What is population geography?
As part of the Research Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations we have run a design competition with a partner school in Swansea. Young people were tasked to design an image that they felt best represents ‘Population Geography’ The competition had a panel of judges, with the final winner being chosen by two artists, Pernille Spence and Sarah … More Population Geography Image Competition
THE RGS-IBG Annual Conference takes place in two weeks time and the Population Geography Research Group are pleased to be sponsoring seven sessions. These sessions cover a wide range of issues, as well as a session that will be reflecting on some of the research group’s recent activities. Full details of the sessions can be … More RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021
In our latest blog, Nicholas Allo, CEO at The Visual Earth Group, shares thoughts on whether and how release of Census 2021 data may provide opportunities for detections and interventions in reverse gentrification. Every ten years, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) redoes its count of the British populace during a census. During this exercise, … More Census 2021 and reverse gentrification in collection areas: early detection and intervention
Read here to find out more about the 2021 Joanna Stillwell prize winner for best UK undergraduate dissertation in Population Geography. … More A prize winning dissertation!
“None of us stands alone in the work we do… and the vibrancy of the group gives me great hope for the future of population geography” … More Mapping the big population geography issues
How did a sexist advert inadvertently expose the gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? … More UK Government’s withdrawn ‘sexist’ advert hits a little too close to home
Introducing the EVENSurvey. … More Introducing EVENS
I believe more can be done to incorporate a critical engagement with the population which population geography studies. And I think this can be achieved by recognising the importance of discourse within population geography itself, and the discourses which it produces. … More Discussing Discourse in Population Geography
In the last of our blogs for Census week, Edward Morgan, Head of Census Analysis Coordination at the Office for National Statistics shares, what next? My only regret from filling out my census form this week was the absence of any celebratory music following a click of the submit button. On reflection, a casual ‘thanks’ … More So you’ve submitted your census form – what next?
In the next of our blog posts for Census week, we showcase recent research undertaken using Census data to explore the remarkable growth and stability of multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in England, by Dr Gemma Catney, Professor Richard Wright, and Professor Mark Ellis. The original article, posted in Geography Directions, can be accessed here. You can also … More The value of the Census: what can the data tell us?
Where do you stand on the timing of the Census? Over the past few days we have shared a couple of blogs with contrasting views. Today, Prof Nicola Shelton looks into just what the 2021 Census may tell us in these turbulent times. Original article available here. When the 2021 census was first planned, we … More What will the 2021 Census tell us about life after COVID-19?
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…
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Population Geography Research Group invite you to take part in the webinar to Celebrate 50 years of PopGRG Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 12-14.00 GMT (Zoom) The event is open to all and free to attend. To register visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpfumgrD0oH9Re-71EP2N9hTK_zqcKGIut This event forms part of the PopGRG 50th Anniversary Festival. … More Celebrating 50 years of PopGRG