Geographies of Ethnic Diversity and Inequalities (GEDI)

GEDI is a £1M research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). GEDI examines, analyses, and explains the UK's changing ethnic geographies.

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The GEDI project is providing timely and impactful evidence on the ways in which ethnic diversity has grown, and the nature of the differing – and persistently unequal – neighbourhood experiences of people from different ethnic backgrounds.


GEDI is led from Queen's University Belfast, with a research team from institutions across the UK and USA, supported by our project partners and advisory group
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Explore some of the key insights and findings from our research on the UK's changing ethnic geographies

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We are passionate about ensuring that GEDI’s findings are accessible, open, and beneficial for a range of users

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Understanding the UK's changing ethnic geographies

The UK’s population, households and neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly ethnically and racially mixed and diverse. Alongside these demographic changes, the uneven impacts of, for example, the COVID-19 pandemic and austerity measures have shone a light on persistent ethnic and racial disadvantages, between people and across local areas.
Where, and why, are neighbourhoods becoming more ethnically diverse?
What are the processes that shape these local patterns?
Have ethnic inequalities widened, and what is the geography of disadvantage?
We are answering these, and related, questions through an innovative integration of previously disparate research strands on ethnic diversity, residential segregation, ethnic inequalities, and internal migration.
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We are proud to collaborate with our project partners, and are grateful for their support.

Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers

Runnymede Trust

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