Richard Wright Discusses England and Wales' Changing Census Demographics

Professor Richard Wright and his co-author Gemma Catney write in The Conversation: "We have published the first peer-reviewed analysis of the geographies of ethnic diversity and residential segregation using data from the 2021 census. We also compared the results for 2021 with the three previous censuses from 2011, 2001 and 1991. We found that, increasingly, many places in Britain are most accurately described as highly ethnically diverse.

Our analysis showed that residential separation between people of different ethnic groups is decreasing. This new finding for 2021 confirms the steady decline in segregation noted in all censuses since 1991.

We argue that focusing on diversity and complexity is more helpful than framing the discussion in terms of a white majority and "non-white" minorities."

Read their full article here.