Abstracts - local government

Strand organiser: Eileen Howes

Demographic change in Glasgow’s deprived areas in 2001-2010
Jan Freeke, Glasgow City Council

The population in Glasgow's deprived areas declined up until around 2004. Since then there has been a small rise in the population of these areas. The paper looks at changes in total population, population by age, population by ethnicity, households and housing stock. Changes for deprived areas are compared with changes for the rest of Glasgow. Changes in the housing market are important for understanding why recent demographic change in deprived areas is so different from the position in previous decades.

Email: Jan Freeke: jan.freeke@drs.glasgow.gov.uk

How has the census quality assurance process improved local demographic information?
Piers Elias, Tees Valley Unlimited

Local Authorities dedicated significant resources in 2010/2011 on gaining access and analysing a variety of administrative data sources to help ONS in the build-up to the 2011 Census to identify hard-to-count groups, and post census to use as a validation/quality assurance tool. This has had a beneficial effect on the range of information available to local government demographers and statisticians and this paper looks at the data included in some of these data sources and how they are beginning to feed into a variety of disciplines from the population and household estimation process to developing deprivation rankings. By the time of this conference in September, the first results from the 2011 Census should be available so the paper will also briefly look at the plausibility of the 2011 Census population and household estimates for the five Tees Valley Authorities.

Email: Piers Elias: piers.elias@teesvalleyunlimited.gov.uk

Projecting population for the Olympic area
Ben Corr, Greater London Authority

The regeneration of East London following the 2012 London Games represents one of the most ambitious schemes in recent memory. Following the games The Olympic Park site, in Stratford, will be transformed, unrecognisable from the neglected industrial and brown field site it once was. It will be a place to live and a place to work, with five new neighbourhoods, its own commercial district and unrivalled transport links to the rest of London, the UK and Europe.

The population implications will be considerable, particularly in the context of unprecedented demographic change currently taking place in London. The GLA's Demography Team assisted public service providers by producing neighbourhood demographic projections that would assist them to plan services for the area.

The presentation outlines the project, its outcomes and some of the challenges encountered.

Email: Ben Corr: ben.corr@london.gov.uk