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JPR supporting Manchester planning

JPR supporting Manchester planning

JPR's Executive Director travelled to Manchester in October to meet with senior representatives of key Jewish organisations there to share with them some of our key insights from the 2011 Census.

His presentation, given to senior figures from the Manchester Jewish Representative Council, Manchester Jewish Federation, Manchester Jewish Housing Association, the Interlink Foundation, Salford City Council and several other local bodies, enabled them to see precisely how data from both the UK Census and JPR’s own National Jewish Community Survey can be used to support Jewish community planning across the city.

With a rapidly-growing strictly Orthodox community in the north of the city and a slowly-declining community in the south, it is clear that the demography of Jews in Greater Manchester is changing. The JPR team is now in discussions with the city’s Jewish leadership to determine precisely how this change can be quantified and assessed, with a view towards producing a bespoke report that will allow all of the major organisations to work together to develop a shared view of how best to plan for the future.

Manchester is the second largest urban centre of Jewish life in Britain, with an estimated population of 29,000. 

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