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 lovely and unique atlas finds in a unconditionally new means the complicated and unforeseen geographical styles of British society on the finish of the 20 th century. in line with the 1991 census and different social info, Dan Dorling makes use of the strong presentation of the inhabitants cartogram to reveal a very clean view of ways Britain’s humans paintings and reside. the extent of geographical element printed, drawn utilizing neighborhood govt wards, hasn't ever been tried sooner than in any map undertaking. An advent advises the reader on how you can learn the specified 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 least maps made up from a mosaic of over ten thousand parts every one displaying neighborhood in addition to nationwide distributions. Recurrent styles may be visible to shape among the geographies of other topics because the social cloth of a kingdom is made obvious. a brand new Social Atlas of england is key examining for college students and researchers in social reviews, human geography, political reports and special effects, and in addition reporters and politicians, and all these drawn to present affairs.

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In the map each ward is classified into one of five groups which each contain a fifth of the total resident population of Britain. Only Greater London and the centres of the West Midlands and Greater Manchester fall in the highest quintile. The next quintile covers the hinterlands of these three centres, much of Merseyside, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Chesterfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. The third quintile fills in the gaps between these places completing the belt from London to Liverpool within which over half the people of Britain live — the half who are closest to each other.

This chapter begins with traditional equal area maps of Britain to show the distributions of people over the land and then progresses to equal population cartograms to show how that population is made up and how it is changing. The two types of projection are placed side by side in many of the prints so that the different impressions given can be compared and a feeling gained for how the use of cartograms alters the visual impression, even when the places depicted and their shading are identical.

Where the census enumerator thought a household was absent, and a census form was left but not completed, values estimated by the enumerator were used to impute the residents of that household. Imputation was achieved for wholly absent households by duplicating the characteristics of the last household input which lived in similar accommodation (OPCS 1992: 5). 6%). The fabricated characteristics of these people are contained in all the maps shown here which are based on the 1991 census small area statistics.

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