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Ethnicity estimation using family naming practices

Date
24th September 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX
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The RSS  Social Statistics Section  have organised an event  Ethnicity estimation using family naming practices

Monday 24 September 2018, 05:00pm – 07:00pm

Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

This presentation examines the association between given and family names and self-ascribed ethnicity as classified by the 2011 Census of Population for England and Wales.

Speaker: Paul Longley (University College London)

This presentation examines the association between given and family names and self-ascribed ethnicity as classified by the 2011 Census of Population for England and Wales. Using Census data in an unprecedented way through the new Office for National Statistics (ONS) Secure Research Service, we investigate how bearers of a full range of given and family names assigned themselves to 2011 Census categories.

We use indirect access to Census self-assignment data to evaluate a data driven classification of ethnicity. Based on these results, we develop a follow-up ethnicity estimation tool and describe how the tool may be used to observe changing relations between naming practices and ethnic identities as a facet of social integration and cosmopolitanism in an increasingly diverse society.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required