A New Social Atlas of Britain by Daniel Dorling

By Daniel Dorling

A brand new Social Atlas of england Daniel Dorling college of Newcastle Upon Tyne, united kingdom This wonderful and unique atlas unearths in a wholly new method the advanced and unforeseen geographical styles of British society on the finish of the 20th century. in response to the 1991 census and different social info, Dan Dorling makes use of the robust presentation of the inhabitants cartogram to exhibit a totally clean view of ways Britain’s humans paintings and dwell. the extent of geographical element printed, drawn utilizing neighborhood govt wards, hasn't ever been tried earlier than in any map undertaking. An creation advises the reader on tips to learn the precise maps and explains the need of utilizing inhabitants cartograms which rework the form of the rustic in order that the styles the place most folk reside (in towns) are made obvious nationally. Over a hundred double-page spreads include not less than maps made up from a mosaic of over ten thousand parts each one exhibiting neighborhood in addition to nationwide distributions. Recurrent styles could be obvious to shape among the geographies of other topics because the social textile of a kingdom is made obvious. a brand new Social Atlas of england is vital studying for college kids and researchers in social reports, human geography, political stories and special effects, and likewise reporters and politicians, and all these drawn to present affairs.

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Urban wards tend to be high in population and low in area; the converse is true for rural wards. However, the divide between the two is not sharp. Rural wards are also more likely to have seen population growth over the last twenty years. 6 shows the twenty year trend. 5 million people live in wards which have experienced this). For the two agricultural categories combined the modal point is a rise of 8% to 10% over twenty years in areas where over half a million people now live. The distribution for woodland and parkland is bimodal but the median change is a fall of 7%, while for moorland and upland areas the population change has, on average, been static.

The residents of educational establishments reach this proportion only in the City of London, Cambridge and Oxford. The (non-staff) population in hotels exceeds the 1% level in the City, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. As well as highlighting these exceptional cases, the cartograms show overall geographical patterns. 12). It is defence establishments, however, that show the most concentration — among the populations of East Anglia and the South West. Successive census counts of people in communal establishments provide a good record of how their populations have changed over time, although prisoners were not distinguished in 1971 and (some) defence establishments were admitted to exist only in 1991.

It is difficult to collate comparable information for these areas. This is because data from the decennial censuses and other official statistics are used in the maps drawn here, and these data do not cover the United Kingdom in a uniform fashion. To compare the population of a place over time it is necessary that the boundaries of that place do not alter, and if these boundaries have been constrained not to alter they are termed frozen. For most of the maps which follow, Britain is divided geographically into 9289 frozen local government wards in England and Wales and 1155 part postcode sectors in Scotland.

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