Journal of Population Research

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 23–44 | Cite as

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

  • John StillwellEmail author
  • Adam Dennett


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.


Migration Ethnicity Census Classification Great Britain 



This research has been supported by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the ‘Understanding Population Trends and Patterns’ (UPTAP) and Census Programmes. We are also very grateful for the comments of two anonymous referees on the initial manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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