Patterns and Processes of Recent Migration to Northern Ireland
AbstractThis paper describes patterns and processes of recent migration to Northern Ireland. The significance of space and place in relation to migrants’ incorporation within new destinations is explored before considering the particular context of migration to Northern Ireland, a divided society. Drawing from the 2011 Census, we present recent migration and settlement patterns in Northern Ireland. Key emerging patterns include the rural nature of migration, variation among migrant groups, and the spatial concentration of migrant communities within particular localities. This exploration of spatial patterns is expanded on through a consideration of the localised processes of migration according to the themes of Finding Housing and Neighbourhood Interactions. In conclusion, we explore the implications of the data presented, reflecting on spatial problems and spatial solutions in an increasingly ethnically diverse Northern Ireland.
How to Cite
Doyle, C., & McAreavey, R. (2016). Patterns and Processes of Recent Migration to Northern Ireland. Irish Geography, 49(1), 47–72. Retrieved from https://irishgeography.ie/index.php/irishgeography/article/view/645
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