In search of Britain’s Muslim ghettoes

Ron Johnston*, David Manley, Kelvyn Jones

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The local media have recently carried a number of stories suggesting that Muslim ghettoes are developing in British cities – a claim also made about European cities more generally. Analysis of data from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses of England and Wales suggests that these representations are journalistic hyperbole: most British Muslims live in small city blocks where they form only a minority of the local population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1684-1690
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • demonisation
  • England and Wales
  • ghettoes
  • Muslims


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