December Book Review

PGRG Blog #7, December 2017 An introduction to Population Geographies: lives across space by Holly Barcus and Keith Halfacree review – a much needed social perspective on population geography Review by Dr Laura Prazeres University of St Andrews Population Geography has become ever more relevant within our global society and this book provides a comprehensive … More December Book Review

The decline in US internal migration continues

PGRG Blog #6, December 2017 Tony Champion Newcastle University The latest annual update on geographic mobility in the USA was released on 15 November 2017 by the Census Bureau. It shows a continuation of the long-term decline in mover rates, giving the within-US one-year address-change rate as 10.6% for 2016-17, the lowest since the Current … More The decline in US internal migration continues

Variant population projections are more important than ever

PGRG Blog #5, November 2017 Nik Lomax University of Leeds This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released six extra variants for the 2016 based National Population Projections (NPPs).  The intention of these variants is to provide results from ‘particular, but not necessarily realistic’ assumptions which can be compared alongside the projection variants available … More Variant population projections are more important than ever

More highlights from the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

PGRG Blog #4, October 2017 Postgraduate Contributions to Population Geography By Charlotte Bolton and Andreas Culora Given the previous year’s success, this postgraduate session sponsored by the Population Geography Research Group and the Postgraduate Forum returned to the conference, attracting a new cohort of postgraduate Population Geographers. The session was convened by the authors and … More More highlights from the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Highlights from RGS-IBG

PGRG Blog #3, September 2017 Negotiating Brexit: Migrant spatialities and identities in a changing Europe By Kate Botterill and David McCollum Three sessions on ‘Negotiating Brexit’ at the 2017 RGS-IBG Annual Conference showcased emerging research on the impacts of Brexit on EU and non-EU nationals in the UK, British nationals in Europe and on established … More Highlights from RGS-IBG

ONS report: New approach for producing population estimates by ethnic group

PGRG Blog #2, September 2017 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes detailed population estimates by ethnic group for areas in England and Wales following each census. However, there are currently no reliable population estimates by ethnic group available at the local authority level for the years since the 2011 census. Given the user interest … More ONS report: New approach for producing population estimates by ethnic group