Mapping rapidly changing minority ethnic populations: a case study of York

Gary Craig et al.

This project drew on both formal and informal sources to estimate the size and diversity of York's minority ethnic population and the implications for key agencies.

Official statistics can be of limited help to those providing services to increasingly diverse populations. Using an innovative approach, this project drew on both formal and informal sources to estimate the size and diversity of York's minority ethnic population and the implications for key agencies.

The project was commissioned by the JRF's York Grants Committee. The Committee wanted a more up-to-date picture of the city's population than Census data offers to help inform its work.

This report looks at:

  • the approach piloted by the project (see Chapter 3 for details of the methodology)
  • what this approach found
  • the project team's recommendations for policy and service organisations in York
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