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Ludi Simpson
Honorary Professor of Population Studie
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Ludi Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email: Ludi.Simpson@manchester.ac.uk

Telephone: 0(+44)1274-426846

I have an honorary post at the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. I am currently Principal Investigator for the 2011 Census Briefings, technical manager for the POPGROUP demographic software, and updating a previous study of the stability of ethnic and religious affiliation.

Areas of research

Census practice: The conduct, quality and output from Censuses

Race and statistics: Anti-racism and the racialisation of statistics

Making population statistics: Population estimates and forecasts, especially for sub-national areas

Look-up tables to link geographies: Conversion of data files between sub-national geographies in the UK

'Sleepwalking to Segregation'? Challenging myths about race and migration, by Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson: Summary chapter (pdf); The Policy Press website. Ludi's talk at the book launch: transcript-with-slides-embedded, audio-podcast, and slides.This book was one output from Migration, Race and Population Dynamics: research project and resources

Beyond 2011: summary of the investigation into possible alternatives to the decennial census: article extracted from the British Society of Population Studies newsletter, May 2013, pp4-6.

Key publications

Estimation of local demographic variation in a flexible framework for population projections, Ludi Simpson and Harvey Snowling, Journal of Population Research, special issue on small area projections, 28(2) pp109–127, 2011.

International and internal migration measured from the School Census in England. Population Trends 140 (Summer): 106-124, 2010, with Naomi Marquis and Stephen Jivraj.

Sleepwalking to segregation”? Challenging myths of race and migration. Policy Press. Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson, January 2009.

Ghettos of the mind: the empirical behaviour of indices of segregation and diversity Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series A 170, Part 2, pp. 405–424, 2007.

Fixing the population: from census to population estimate Environment and Planning A, 39: 1045-1057, 2007

Quantifying Stability and Change in Ethnic Group, Journal of Official Statistics, 23(2), pp. 185–208, 2007, with Bola Akinwale

Integrating estimates and targets within a population projection, ESRC Research Methods Programme, Working Paper No 18, 2005

Statistics of racial segregation: measures, evidence and policy Urban Studies 41(3): 661–681, March 2004.

Review of the One Number Census (with John Hobcraft, Dave King). Report of the Local Government Association, 2003.

Demography and ethnicity: case studies from Bradford. New Community 23(1): 89-107, 1997.

Statistics in Society (joint editor with Danny Dorling), Edward Arnold, 1999.

Making local population estimates, a guide for practitioners (editor), LARIA, 1998.

 

Further links

Migration, Race and Population Dynamics

Bradford Community Statistics Project

POPGROUP - population forecasting software

Radical Statistics

Radical Statistics blog

Local Authorities Research + Intelligence Association

Central and Local Government Information Partnership

Royal Statistical Society

British Society for Population Studies

2001 Census website

2011 Census website

 

Brief CV

Recent Publications

van Ham M., Manley D., Bailey N., Simpson L. & Maclennan D. (eds) (2012 in preparation) Neighbourhood Effects or Neighbourhood Based Problems? A Policy Context. Springer: Dordrecht.

van Ham M., Manley D., Bailey N., Simpson L. & Maclennan D. (eds) (2012 in press) Understanding neighbourhood dynamics: new insights for neighbourhood effects research. Springer: Dordrecht.

van Ham M., Manley D., Bailey N., Simpson L. & Maclennan D. (eds) (2011) Neighbourhood Effects Research: New Perspectives. Springer: Dordrecht.

Simpson, L, S Jivraj and N Marquis (2011) Measuring internal and international migration from the National Pupil Database. Communities and Local Government, London.

Simpson, L. and Snowling, H. (2011) Estimation of local demographic variation in a flexible framework for population projections, Journal of Population Research, special issue on small area projections, 28(2): 109–127.

Simpson, L (2011) Review of ‘Injustice: why social inequality persists’ by D Dorling, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 38, 191-192.

Simpson, L, Marquis, N. and Jivraj, S. (2010) International and internal migration measured from the School Census in England. Population Trends 140 (Summer): 106-124.

Simpson, L. and Finney, N. (2010). Parallel lives and ghettos in Britain: facts or myths? Geography, 95(3), 124-131.

Simpson, L. (2010) Barefoot statistics, New Scientist 20 March 2010, 26-27.

Simpson, L. (2010) Comment on: ‘Conservatism and Community Cohesion’ by Dominic Grieve, Runnymede Trust, London.

Simpson, L. (2010) Ageing, ethnic diversity and myths of migration, Radical Statistics, 100.

Simpson, L. (2009) Comment on ‘New contexts: new challenges’ by Malcolm Harrison, People, Place & Policy Online, 3(3): 151-152.

Simpson, L. and Peach, C. (2009) Measurement and Analysis of Segregation, Integration and Diversity: Editorial Introduction, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35 (9): 1377-1380.

Sabater, A. and Simpson, L. (2009) Enhancing the population census: a time series for sub-national areas with age, sex, and ethnic group dimensions in England and Wales, 1991-2001, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(9): 1461-1478.

Finney, N. and Simpson, L. (2009) Population dynamics: the roles of natural change and migration in producing the ethnic mosaic, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(9): 1479-1496.

Simpson, L. and Finney, N. (2009) Spatial patterns of internal migration: evidence for ethnic groups in Britain, Population, Space and Place, 15(1): 37-56.

Simpson, L, K Purdam, A Tajar, J Pritchard and D Dorling (2009) Jobs deficits, neighbourhood effects and ethnic penalties - explaining labour market inequalities of ethnic minorities, Environment and Planning A 41(2): 946-963.

Simpson, L. and Finney, N. (2009) Do ethnic minorities exclude themselves? Radical Statistics, 99.

Khan, O. and Simpson, L (2009) Who pays to access cash? Ethnicity and cash machines. Runnymede, London.

Simpson, L. and Finney, N. (2009) Myths about race and migration, New Start, February, 42-45.

Simpson, L. and Finney, N. (2009) Ethnic ghettos in Britain: a fact or a myth?, Significance, 6(2): 72-75.

Simpson, L., Gavalas, V S., Finney, . Population dynamics in ethnically diverse towns: the long-term implications of immigration, CCSR Working Paper 2006-04. 2006-04-01. CCSR.
Norman, P., Simpson, L. Custom geography conversion tables that enable area data disseminated for the 1991 Census wards to be compatible with the 2001 Census ward definitions. CCSR.
Simpson, L., Gavalas, V S. Population forecasts for Stoke-on-Trent UA, with an ethnic group dimension, CCSR Working Paper 2005-01. 2005-01-01. CCSR.
Simpson, L., Gavalas, V S. Population dynamics within Rochdale and Oldham: population, household and social change, Centre for Census and Survey Research. CCSR.
Simpson, L., Purdam, K., Tajar, A., Fieldhouse, E A., Gavalas, V S., Tranmer, M., Pritchard, J, Dorling, D. Ethnic minority populations and the labour market: an analysis of the 1991 and 2001 Census. DWP.
Simpson, L. Labour force projections for Derbyshire. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Household forecasts for Stoke-on-Trent UA, with an ethnic group dimension. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Labour force projections for Derbyshire, CCSR Working Paper 2005-06. 2005-06-01. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Household forecasts for Stoke-on-Trent UA, with an ethnic group dimension, CCSR Working Paper 2005-03. 2005-03-01. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Ghettos of the mind: the empirical behaviour of indices of segregation and diversity, CCSR Working Paper 2006-06. 2006-06-01. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Population projections for Derbyshire County Council, CCSR Working Paper 2005-05. 2005-05-01. CCSR.
Simpson, L., Gavalas, V S., Finney, N. Population dynamics in ethnically diverse towns: the long-term implications of immigration, CCSR Working Paper 2006-04.
Simpson, L., Akinwale, B. Quantifying stability and change in ethnic group, CCSR Working Paper 2006-05. 2006-05-01. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Population forecasts for Stoke-on-Trent UA, with an ethnic group dimension. CCSR.
Simpson, L. Population projections for Derbyshire County Council. CCSR.
Finney, ., Simpson, L. "Population dynamics: the roles of natural change and migration in producing the ethnic mosaic." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 35, no. 9(2009) : 1479-1496.
Finney, ., Simpson, L. 'Sleepwalking to segregation'? Challenging myths about race and migration. Bristol: Policy Press, 2009.
Simpson, L., Finney, N. "Ethnic ghettos in Britain - a fact or a myth?" Significance, RSS(2009) .
Simpson, L., Finney, N. "Spatial patterns of Internal Migration: Evidence for Ethnic Groups in Britain." Population, Space and Place 15(2009) : 37-56.
Finney, ., Simpson, L. "Internal migration and ethnic groups: evidence for Britain from the 2001 Census." Population, Space and Place 14(2008) : 63-83.
Simpson, L., Vasilis Gavalas, Finney. "Population dynamics in ethnically diverse towns: the long-term implications of immigration." Urban Studies 45(1)(2008) : 163183.
Simpson, L., Derek Reeve, Erik Thomasson, Steve Scott. "Engaging citizens: the Bradford Community Statistics Project." In GIS and evidence-based policy making, ed. Stephen Wise, Max Craglia, 329-346.CRC Press, 2008.
Finney, ., Simpson, L. 2007. Migration, race, population dynamics and debates on segregation, diversity and integration. In Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society.
Finney, ., Simpson, L. 2007. The dynamics of Britains ethnic group populations: the roles of natural change and net migration in producing the ethnic mosaic. In British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference.
Simpson, L., Akinwale, B. "Quantifying stability and change in ethnic group." Journal of Official Statistics 23(2)(2007) : 185208.
Simpson, L. "Ghettos of the mind: the empirical behaviour of indices of segregation and diversity." Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A 170 (2)(2007) : 405-424.
Simpson, L. "Fixing the population: from census to population estimate." Environment and Planning A 39 (5)(2007) : 1045-1057.
Simpson, L., Gavalas, V S., Finney, . Population dynamics in ethnically diverse towns, Urban Studies. 2006 Ed. November. http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/publications/working/2006-04.pdf.
Simpson, L. 2006. The future of ethnic diversity and the labour market in the West Midlands. In West Midlands Regional Observatory (Birmingham, September 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. Researching place. In Real Life Methods Workshop (Manchester, October 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. Segregation: a debate with Professor Ted Cantle. In Commission for Racial Equality Convention (London, November 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. Software for demographic models. In ESRC Research Methods Festival (Oxford, July 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. The stability of ethnic group classifications. In ESRC Research Methods Festival (Oxford, July 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. Effective research on race and demography. In Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association (Leicester, March 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. Shared future?. In Annual meeting of the Programme for a Peaceful City (Bradford, June 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. More Mixing? More segregation?. In British Society for Population Studies. (Day workshop on Migration and multicultural Britain, London, May 2006).
Simpson, L. 2006. The role of place in assessing ethnic minority attainment. In ESRC Research Methods Festival (Oxford, July 2006).
Simpson, L., Brown, M S. "Census fieldwork - the bedrock for a decade of social analysis." Environment and Planning A(2006) .
Simpson, L. "The numerical liberation of dark areas." SAGE Race Relations Abstracts 31(2)(2006) : 5-25.
Purdam, K., Paul Norman, Tajar, A., Simpson, L. "Representation and Democracy: Geographical variations in elector to councillor ratios." Political Geography 26(1)(2006) : 57-77.
Simpson, L. 2005. Population dynamics in Oldham and Rochdale: the nature of dispersal. In Paper presented at the British Society of Population Studies annual conference, Canterbury.
Simpson, L. 2005. Population growth and diffusion of multi-ethnic Britain, 1991-2001 and beyond. In Paper presented at the Invited presentation to Seminar 'Community cohesion and the multi-ethnic neighbourhood', Bristol.
Simpson, L., Akinwale, B. 2005. Identity and change 1991-2001. In Paper presented at the IUSSP conference, Tours, France.
Simpson, L. 2005. Population dynamics in Oldham and Rochdale. In Paper presented at the Invited lead presentation at 'Housing Market Renewal and Community Cohesion', Oldham Borough Council seminar, Oldham.
Simpson, L. 2005. Population dynamics, integration, and housing studies. In Manchester research network (Manchester, November 2005).
Simpson, L., Tranmer, M. "Combining sample and census data in small area estimates: Iterative Proportional Fitting with standard software." Professional Geographer 57(2)(2005) : 222-234.
Simpson, L., Platt, L, Akinwale, B. "Stability and change in ethnic group in England and Wales." Population Trends 121(2005) : 35-45.
Simpson, L. "Quality assurance of census-based 2001 population estimates in England and Wales." Environment and Planning A(2005) .
Simpson, L. "On the measurement and meaning of residential segregation: a reply to Johnston, Poulsen and Forrest." Urban Studies 42(7)(2005) : 1229-1230.
Simpson, L. "Statistics of racial segregation: measures, evidence and policy." Urban Studies 41(3)(2004) : 661-681. DOI:10.1080/0042098042000178735
Simpson, L. "Integrating estimates within population forecasts." Applied Population and Policy 1:2(2004) : 89-104.
Simpson, L., J Hobcraft, D King. Review of the One Number Census, Report of the Local Government Association. 2003.
Simpson, L. "Public access to conversion of data between geographies, with multiple look up tables derived from a postal directory." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 27(2002) : 283-307.
Simpson, L. "Geography conversion tables: a framework for conversion of data between geographical units." International Journal of Population Geography 8:1(2002) : 69-82.
Simpson, L. Statistics in Society. Edited by Simpson, L. Dorling, D. , Edward Arnold, 1999.
Simpson, L. Making local population estimates, a guide for practitioners. Edited by Simpson, L. , 1998.
Simpson, L. "Demography and ethnicity: case studies from Bradford." New Community 23,1(1997) : 89-107.
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