PopChange

Outputs and Events

Publications 

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): 

Provisional work associated with this project: 

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. 

Presentations 

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. 

Presentations include: 

  1. 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.
  2. ‘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.
  3. ‘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.
  4. ‘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.
  5. ‘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.
  6. ‘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.
  7. ‘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.

Project resource 

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.

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/geography-and-planning/research/popchange/introduction/ 

This document will be replaced with a journal article in due course – please check the PopChange website for updates to the core project publications.