By Daniel Dorling
A brand new Social Atlas of england Daniel Dorling college of Newcastle Upon Tyne, united kingdom This attractive 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 information, Dan Dorling makes use of the strong presentation of the inhabitants cartogram to reveal a totally clean view of ways Britain’s humans paintings and dwell. the extent of geographical aspect published, drawn utilizing neighborhood executive wards, hasn't ever been tried ahead of in any map venture. An creation advises the reader on tips on how to learn the targeted maps and explains the need of utilizing inhabitants cartograms which remodel the form of the rustic in order that the styles the place most folks stay (in towns) are made obvious nationally. Over a hundred double-page spreads comprise at the very least maps made up from a mosaic of over ten thousand parts each one exhibiting neighborhood in addition to nationwide distributions. Recurrent styles may be noticeable to shape among the geographies of alternative topics because the social textile of a kingdom is made seen. a brand new Social Atlas of england is vital examining for college students and researchers in social reviews, human geography, political reviews and special effects, and likewise reporters and politicians, and all these attracted to present affairs.
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The fabricated characteristics of these people are contained in all the maps shown here which are based on the 1991 census small area statistics. 1%) is low enough to have only a marginal effect on the bias of the census sample. However, it is useful to know the geographical distribution of places where people are unwilling to answer the door or to return forms, or where they tend not to be at home. 9 shows, the rise with population density is not uniform. The map over-emphasises high rates of imputation in a few rural wards with very low populations.
Instead they provide a visual overview of a detailed spatial distribution. For example, Colour Print A shows that most of the country is countryside, but Colour Print B shows that the experience of most people is not to be living in the countryside. This atlas is about people's lives viewed from a human perspective. 8 % of all residents in Britain Scale Scale = 250 000 people = 250 000 people E: Housing Wealth 1991 averaged over all ward households see page 133 average housing wealth per household (£'000s) up to 1 1 to 5 5 to 10 10 to 15 15 to 20 20 to 27 27 to 35 35 to 45 45 to 60 60 to 75 75 to 100 100 to 125 125 & above 2 6 1 2 5 6 12 11 10 illness rates of ward populations see page 166 standardized illness ratios (Britain=100) up to 56 56 to 66 66 to 74 74 to 80 80 to 87 87 to 95 95 to 105 105 to 115 115 to 125 125 to 135 135 to 150 150 to 180 180 & above 10 11 11 F: Relative Health 1991 14 % of all residents in Britain 1 1 5 5 9 10 7 7 9 11 10 13 12 % of all residents in Britain Scale Scale = 250 000 people = 250 000 people G: Social Mixing 1991 H: Political Colours 1990 see page 210 see page 238 composition of ward workforce over and under-representation of social groups above national average proportions in categories nearest to labels managers & professionals workers with no occupation are 16 over-represented in the seven inner categories 5 14 4 1 2 4 16 9 4 6 supervisors & artisans 16 only workers with no occupation are under-represented: party shares of ward voters mix of votes between the three main parties the vote for each party decreases with distance from its corner Liberal Democrat 2 the three corner categories are safest wards, the six central categories are most marginal, with 7 shade showing the main contestor 4 3 7 each party wins the most votes in the five categories closest to its 3 corner 2 1 4 semiskilled & labourers 20 Labour 1 figures are % of all residents in Britain 16 5 5 9Conservative11 figures are % of all residents in Britain Scale Scale = 250 000 people = 250 000 people 249 xxxvii Selected Districts on the Ward Cartogram Orkney Islands MAGENTA one area shown in each county and Scottish Region Western Isles Shetland Islands gh Hi la n Inverness Grampian ds Aberdeen Ce Ta ysi d e al nt r n ia Lo t h rrs Borde be nd la s& mfrie Du oway T y n e & W e ar ll Ga am levelan b r ia D u r h d C m h Yorkshi Nort re e r i h Hu s We st n ca a Yorkshire L lyd e Dundee Cu Dunfermline Northum thc Glasgow a Str Stirling Fife Edinburgh m Li Shrops St Oxfor shire dN ck inghamosrtha shire k c Bu Be hir m df d re ir re x Isle of Wight e- Bournemouth idg Plymouth Southampton berside Cambridge Northampton Luton Ke nt Norwich Ipswich Milton Warwick Keynes Merthyr Worcester Watford Oxford Tydfil Gloucester Newport Inner Swindon Reading London Cardiff Bristol Taunton Truro rs Swansea Do Brecon Carmarthen Birmingham Isle of Wight Lincoln Nottingham Leicester Shrewsbury rr Su e hir ps Ham Derby hire Stoke Wilts Chester Wrexham Hull Sheffield Liverpool Isle of Anglesey York nt Gwe S ou t h Mid an st org Manchester P o w ys Middlesbrough Leeds South Yorkshire No ttingham olnc ire Cheshire h ir e shire n sh lwy Le Cambr Norfo d ire rdshire ice lk h ffo i stersh i shire a Su f f o West ns h e p t o sh lk Mid e r lands i e or h Es He i ds se arw Woreford or rtf rces & W ed e DyfW ter H e GloucesterGla a m re ter shire G BerkAvon shire Lo ndon So merset ey n o v e D et ll West wa ex rn Sussex uss Co East S Cd d ne wy Durham Preston Greater M an chester G BLACK Carlisle Merseyside Derbys Galashiels Morpeth Dumfries Newcastle Chelmsford Scale Maidstone Guildford Chichester Brighton = 250 000 people Note: Wards in labelled districts are shaded pink.
The large clusters of low density wards (in terms of population and hence area on the cartogram) are to be found around Norwich in Norfolk, in Lincolnshire and in North Wales. Here are where the largest expanses of people living at low densities in Britain are to be found. So do just 10% of the people live on 80% of the land? The answer is yes, but only if wards are used to calculate this. 7 contains three Gini curves (Lorenz 1905) which show how much land the groups of people living at the lowest densities live on.
A New Social Atlas of Britain by Daniel Dorling