Journal of Population Research

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 23–44

A comparison of internal migration by ethnic group in Great Britain using a district classification


DOI: 10.1007/s12546-011-9075-0

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Stillwell, J. & Dennett, A. J Pop Research (2012) 29: 23. doi:10.1007/s12546-011-9075-0


This paper considers the ethnic dimension of changing usual residence using 1-year data from the 2001 Census, the only available comprehensive source of origin-destination flow data on Whites and non-white minority groups. The analysis identifies the variation in migration propensities at national level by ethnic group and by age and investigates spatial patterns of ethnic migration at local authority district scale using an area classification based on migration variables extracted from the 2001 Census.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisUniversity College LondonLondonUK