A New Social Atlas of Britain by Daniel Dorling

By Daniel Dorling

A brand new Social Atlas of england Daniel Dorling collage of Newcastle Upon Tyne, united kingdom This beautiful and unique atlas unearths in a unconditionally new means the advanced and unforeseen geographical styles of British society on the finish of the 20th century. in accordance with the 1991 census and different social facts, 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 stay. the extent of geographical element published, drawn utilizing neighborhood govt wards, hasn't ever been tried sooner than in any map venture. An advent advises the reader on tips 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 seen nationally. Over a hundred double-page spreads include no less than maps made up from a mosaic of over ten thousand parts every one displaying neighborhood in addition to nationwide distributions. Recurrent styles could be visible to shape among the geographies of alternative matters because the social textile of a kingdom is made seen. a brand new Social Atlas of england is vital analyzing for college students and researchers in social experiences, human geography, political stories and special effects, and likewise newshounds and politicians, and all these attracted to present affairs.

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The large conurbations of the North West and Yorkshire, centred on Manchester, counter-balance London to an extent, while sandwiched between the two is Birmingham in the centre of the West Midlands. All other places are attached around this central belt. Wales is split north and south while Scotland is only held onto England by a thread of wards across the Borders. 6: Population Change by Land Use Classification 1971−1991 residents in wards in 1991 ('000s) in Britain 3500 urban land good arable land general farmland woodland & parkland moorland & upland 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 -50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 resident population change 1971−1991 (%) Land Use The most widely used classification by which the population of Britain is divided is “urban and rural”.

However, where a number of contiguous areas show similar characteristics, that impression is unlikely to be an artefact of the boundaries. This is one reason why the detailed geography of wards is used so often in these maps, because such small places provide the greatest flexibility for producing robust patterns from contiguous areas showing similar characteristics. The populations of larger or smaller wards, both in terms of land and people, have followed particularly distinctive changes over time.

On each constituency is a number giving the county and a lower-case letter code used to identify the constituency on the accompanying list. The constituency cartogram is used to show general election statistics. Hexagons are used in place of circles to make these cartograms stand out as they are based on the number of people registered to vote in each area rather than on the number of people living there. The constituency level results of the last eleven general elections are shown on page 229 and illustrate how much detail can be included when using small cartograms of these relatively large areas.

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