The focus of my PhD is on the impact of immigration on local housing market for England and Wales. In particular, the effect on local level house prices is examined through various econometric techniques which are commonly used to infer causality. To help gauge immigration as a positive or negative force on house prices, the theoretical explanation given in the literature is usually through the demand and supply of housing.
This map is based on a grouping of tenure (owner-occupation, private rent, council/social rent) from the 2011 Scottish Census. Each datazone gets assigned to one of the resulting clusters and is coloured accordingly.
My PhD looks at the relationship between social mix and local services in Scottish neighbourhoods. The main aim is to examine how access to and quality of local services vary with neighbourhood composition and, secondly, whether the access to services is related to an areas’ social capital.