Outputs and Events
Research from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant Scheme funded project ‘Generating population surfaces for England and Wales using information on landuse and the spatial structure of population variables’ (SG121849; 2013-2014):
- Lloyd, C. D. and B. Firoozi Nejad (2014) Surface models and the spatial structure of population variables: exploring smoothing effects using Northern Ireland grid square data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 48, 64–72.
- Firoozi Nejad, B. and C. D. Lloyd (2014) Assessing the accuracy of population sub-group surfaces. In Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 22nd Annual Conference. University of Glasgow 16t –18th April 2014. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, pp. 365-370.
- Lloyd, C. D., P. Williamson, G. Catney, C. Brunsdon and A. Singleton (2013) Creating population surfaces using information on the spatial structure of variables. In GISRUK 2013. Proceedings of the Geographical Information Science Research UK Conference. University of Liverpool 3rd –5th April 2013. Liverpool: University of Liverpool.
Provisional work associated with this project:
- Lloyd, C. D. (2016) Are spatial inequalities growing? The scale of population concentrations in England and Wales. Environment and Planning A, in press.
- Lloyd, C. D. (2016) Spatial scale and small area statistics for England and Wales. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, in press.
Several papers are in progress and updates will be provided here ASAP. Project briefs (with a policy focus) will be made available on the project web site within the final few weeks of the project.
Several conference papers have been presented detailing the creation of the population of the grids and analyses of total population change, deprivation and country of birth.
- ‘Geographic inequalities and population change in Britain, 1971-2011’, C. D. Lloyd, Centre for Spatial Demographics Research Symposium and Launch. Liverpool. 11–12 June 2015.
- ‘Exploring the Association Between Ethnic Concentration and Neighbourhood Deprivation in Britain: A Study of Small Areas Over Four Decades’, G. Catney, The 8th International Conference on Population Geographies. Brisbane, Australia. 30 June–3 July 2015.
- ‘Creating Population Surfaces for the Analysis of Small Area Change’, C. D. Lloyd, The 8th International Conference on Population Geographies. Brisbane, Australia. 30 June–3 July 2015.
- ‘Geographical Inequalities and Population Change in Britain, 1971-2011’, C. D. Lloyd, The 8th International Conference on Population Geographies. Brisbane, Australia. 30 June–3 July 2015.
- ‘Geographical Inequalities, Spatial Scale and Small Area Statistics for England and Wales’, C. D. Lloyd, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference 2015. Exeter. 1–4 September 2015.
- ‘Exploring the association between ethnic concentration and neighbourhood deprivation in Britain: A study of small areas over four decades’, G. Catney, British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference 2015. Leeds. 7–9 September 2015.
- ‘Geographical Inequalities and Population Change in Britain, 1971-2011’, C. D. Lloyd, British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference 2015. Leeds. 7–9 September 2015.
An outline of the project was also presented at the ESRC’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Showcase event in London (29 February 2016).
The project resource was introduced at a workshop at the University of Liverpool on Thursday 14th July. The event comprised two parts: (i) an outline of the contents of the resource and (ii) a structured introduction to the online resource and its use, followed by a guided exercise which will run through download of selected grid data for a local authority of choice followed by some basis analyses using the QGIS package. The event was attended by individuals from academia, national and local government and NGOs.
The resource comprises a host of counts on a 1km grid which can be used to explore, for example, changes in the demographic profiles of small areas, area deprivation, or country of birth. The resource is likely to be of interest to researchers in national and local government departments, NGOs, and in academia, and any others interested in population change over small areas of the UK in the last 40 years. The PopChange resource is available here.
The approach to creation of the population surfaces is detailed here. When using the PopChange population surfaces in publications please cite this document as follows:
Lloyd, C. D., Bearman, N., Catney, G, Singleton, A. and Williamson, P. (2016) PopChange.
Liverpool: Centre for Spatial Demographics Research, University of Liverpool.
This document will be replaced with a journal article in due course – please check the PopChange website for updates to the core project publications.