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Immigrants in Leeds: An investigation into their socio-econmic characteristics, spatial distriburion, fertility trends and population growth

By John R. King


This thesis sets out to examine the socio-economic\ud characteristics, spatial distribution, fertility and\ud demographic development of immigrant populations in Leeds C. B. The immigrant populations: derive from the New Commonwealth, Northern Ireland, Eire and other areas of the world and the developments in these aspects of their existence in Leeds is examined over the ten year intercensal period from 1961 to 1971. This is performed using a variety of well tested methods and a number of new developments, both of data handling techniques and conceptual frameworks.\ud \ud The links between immigrant groups and certain indicators\ud of social deprivation are examined using correlation techniques to show the trends in association over the ten year period. The developing spatial distribution of the immigrant groups is examined using well tested methods and some indication is derived of the way in which the immigrant populations, and their descendants are likely to develop, spatially, in the future.\ud \ud The demographic aspects of the study are founded in the\ud organising concept of Spatial Population Analysis. This\ud concept is used to give new relevance to population information deriving from both a variety of official sources and from very simple estimations. It ultimately provides a framework for the projection of immigrant population numbers in the United Kingdom.\ud \ud For the city of Leeds new evidence is obtained regarding the\ud levels of fertility of the immigrant groups and this evidence is used in a simple demographic model to project the population numbers, both immigrant and indigenous, up to 1986. Finally an attempt is: made to link these projections to their corresponding spatial distributions at future dates using allocative techniques which examine as a by-product, and albeit very simply, the allocative influence of certain social structures

Publisher: School of Geography (Leeds)
Year: 1977
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