Population geography

Population geography is concerned with the spatial variation in the size, distribution and composition of human populations and the particular role of migration and mobility in driving these variations.

Our researchers investigate human spatial mobility at a variety of spatial and temporal scales, from the daily journey-to-work and other short-term temporary trips, through to permanent migration within and between countries, including climate-induced migration and resettlement.

We undertake applied research for government and industry partners including population forecasts, spatial allocation modelling, temporary population estimates, and understanding populations’ experiences of migration.

Our researchers have undertaken work for UNESCO, UNDESA, UNDP and the World Bank.