So you’ve submitted your census form – what next?

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?

The value of the Census: what can the data tell us?

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?

What will the 2021 Census tell us about life after COVID-19?

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?

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