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The Leeds Migration Map – 2020 Update

The Leeds Migration Map – displays the spread and diversity of new and existing communities in Leeds at a local level. It exists to provide understanding of population changes and trends alongside wider contextual information to support the meeting of need for the diverse population of Leeds. The map is fully interactive and we hope makes data about migration in Leeds more accessible.

This mapping tool has been available on the Leeds Observatory for some time and has already been used to:

  • build local knowledge
  • provide evidence for funding
  • build partnerships
  • influence strategy and change

Recently the Leeds Observatory has been developed, and the Leeds Migration Map updated to include 2018/19 data and the following highlights:

Storymap – This is a fantastic resource. Migration is a global story, this presentation takes the user on a global journey on inward migration patterns in Leeds since 2002/03. It provides insight into global factors which affect population changes in Leeds, where migrants are coming from and where they settle in Leeds

The storymap is fully interactive, you can:
· click on the links embedded for further detail
· click on the map itself for more information on the number of successful national insurance number applications from people referencing this nationality.  

Webmap – An interactive map that allows users to explore data about recent and settled migrant communities, alongside other contextual layers and service provision in Leeds. The map will be updated annually.

Spreadsheet – Organises National Insurance Number Applications by Overseas Nationals and Census 2011 data by MSOA and Local Authority for users to extract and analyse independently.

Link – All of the above is available here (including a guide on how to use the resource, and an explanation of the datasets used)

We hope this resource is not only informative, but enjoyable to use. Please do share with your networks and contacts to enable services to access information to help shape service delivery and meeting need.

Should you require any further help or support please contact Samantha Powell [email protected]  

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