UK / International Migration


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Using data from the National Office of Statistics researcher Ben WilsonDepartment of Social Policy, worked with designer Yungjung Lee to visualise migrants’ characteristics i.e. age, sex, citizenship and their reasons of migrating at the time of travel for entering or leaving the UK between 1991 and 2009.

Ben, says ‘ My research is on migration and the effects that migration has on other life events. To begin with I want to explore variation in childbearing between foreign-born and native-born women in England and Wales. I am also interested to explore different ways of visualising migration information: numbers of people, the movement of people, and the different experiences of migrants in comparison to those who don’t migrate. There are some very interesting challenges here. For example, how should we show changing migration patterns? Are maps the best way?  Or discover something better than a map for communicating the big picture?’


Census, social surveys, and vital events (e.g. birth registrations)

Have a look at some of Ben’s written work 


Design by Yungjung Lee, MA Graphic Branding and Identity

To find out more about Yungjung’s work visit his blog