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Characteristics of the UK Population


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About the lecture

In the first lecture, we discuss the population characteristics of the UK, focusing on the results of the 2021 and 2022 censuses for different regions of the UK. We learn that despite population growth across the UK, that this growth has not been uniform, where certain areas such as the East of England have seen significant growth and notable declines in others. We also learn that population density varies between major cities like London and Birmingham and rural areas where population density is low.

About the lecturer

Dr Katherine Keenan has a multidisciplinary background in anthropology, demography, and epidemiology. After a spell working in technology, she completed an MSc Demography and Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She went on to work as a postdoc at both LSHTM and LSE before joining St Andrews as a Lecturer in July 2017. She is a visiting researcher at the Centre for Fertility and Health (Oslo), and a Faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (MPIDR-PHDS). Since 2023 she is a visiting researcher at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo (FGV), Brazil, and Associate Researcher at the Antimicrobial Resistance Institute of Sao Paulo. From April 2024 she is also serving as Deputy Director (Training) for the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science, seconded 50% of her time to the University of Edinburgh.

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Keenan, K. (2024, April 08). UK Systems - Characteristics of the UK Population [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Keenan, K. "UK Systems – Characteristics of the UK Population." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 08 Apr 2024,