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Ethnic migration between area groups in England and Wales

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Minority ethnic populations in England and Wales have been increasing steadily as a share of the total population since the 1991 Census. In this paper, we are interested in how internal migration has changed as a possible consequence. Our analysis focuses on the movements between twelve area groups, as defined by the Office for National Statistics, and addresses the following three research questions: (1) How has internal migration in England and Wales evolved from 1991 to 2004?; (2) What are the main differences in the movements between the White (majority) population and the ethnic minority population?; and (3) How do migration patterns differ when ethnicity, education and employment statuses are considered together? The data come from the 1991 to 2004 National Health Service Central Registers, the 1999-2004 patient registers and the 2001 Census. We find strong stability in the migration patterns of the total population over time. However, large differences appear when the flows are disaggregated by ethnicity and further by education and employment. Education level is an important factor influencing the migration patterns for the White population, whereas employment status is a much more important factor for the ethnic minority population.

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Raymer, James and Giulietti, Corrado (2009) Ethnic migration between area groups in England and Wales Area, 41, (4), pp. 435-451. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00884.x).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 April 2009
Published date: December 2009
Keywords: internal migration, area groups, ethnic population redistribution, england and wales

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Local EPrints ID: 65158
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65158
ISSN: 0004-0894
PURE UUID: 6ef13f23-cf12-4a79-8b4c-e1eae9a1251f

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Date deposited: 04 Feb 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:09

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Author: James Raymer
Author: Corrado Giulietti

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