David Coleman (demographer)

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David Coleman (born 1946) has been the Professor of Demography at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford since October 2002, and a lecturer since 1980.[1]

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 fellow of St John's College, Oxford.

Educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing and Oxford University, he 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.[2]

In 2013, Coleman's analysis said that White British people would be a minority in the UK around 2066 if current immigration trends continued.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Department of Social Policy and Intervention". Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  2. ^ Coleman, David (8 March 2007). "Academic hits back in migration row". The Daily Telegraph – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "White Britons 'will be minority' by 2066, says professor". The Telegraph.