David Coleman (demographer)

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David Anwyll Coleman (born 1946) is a demographer and anthropologist who served as the Professor of Demography at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford from October 2002 until 2013,[1] and a lecturer since 1980.[2]

Early life[edit]

Coleman was born in 1946 in London, England. He was educated at Saint Benedict's School, Ealing.


Between 1985 and 1987 he worked for the British Government, as the Special Adviser to Home Secretary Douglas Hurd and then to the Ministers of Housing and of the Environment. He is a former fellow of St John's College, Oxford.[1]

University education[edit]

In 1967, Coleman graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology. In 1978, Coleman graduated from the London School of Economics with a Ph.D. in Demography.[3]

Coleman has published over 90 papers and eight books and was the joint editor of the European Journal of Population from 1992 to 2000. In 1997 he was elected to the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He is also an advisor to Migration Watch UK which he helped to found, and is a member of the Galton Institute, formerly known as the Eugenics Society.[4]

In 2013, Coleman's analysis said that White British people would be a minority in the UK around 2066 if current immigration trends continued.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Professor David Coleman". St John's College.
  2. ^ "Department of Social Policy and Intervention". Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.spi.ox.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Coleman, David (8 March 2007). "Academic hits back in migration row". The Daily Telegraph – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  5. ^ Coleman, David A.: “Projections of the ethnic minority populations of the United Kingdom 2006 – 2056” (2010). Population and Development Review, Vol 36, No 3, Pg 473.
  6. ^ "White Britons 'will be minority' by 2066, says professor". The Telegraph.