Segregation of ethnic minorities in two Districts of Greater Manchester

Vasilis S. Gavalas, Ludi Simpson

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The paper is a case-study of two Districts of the Greater Manchester area, namely Oldham and Rochdale, which accommodate ethnic minorities mostly from the Indian sub-continent. By examining the residential pattern of ethnic minorities and its evolution over time it was found that in the initial stages of immigration there is a clustering of ethnic minorities, which leads to ethnic segregation. As the second and third generations achieve better integration, they tend to move out of the initial settlement areas and to disperse among the white Britons. However, ethnic minorities remain under-privileged in terms of living conditions and employment status even in areas out of their initial settlements. Thus, although spatial segregation seems to attenuate steadily, social and economic segregation remains an issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-148
Number of pages29
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


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