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By Daniel Dorling

ISBN-10: 0471948683

ISBN-13: 9780471948681

A brand new Social Atlas of england Daniel Dorling collage of Newcastle Upon Tyne, united kingdom This attractive and unique atlas unearths in a unconditionally new manner 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 robust presentation of the inhabitants cartogram to exhibit a totally clean view of the way Britain’s humans paintings and dwell. the extent of geographical element published, drawn utilizing neighborhood executive wards, hasn't ever been tried earlier than in any map venture. An creation advises the reader on the way to learn the certain maps and explains the need of utilizing inhabitants cartograms which remodel the form of the rustic in order that the styles the place most folk stay (in towns) are made seen nationally. Over a hundred double-page spreads include a minimum of maps made up from a mosaic of over ten thousand components every one exhibiting neighborhood in addition to nationwide distributions. Recurrent styles should be visible to shape among the geographies of alternative matters because the social textile of a country is made obvious. a brand new Social Atlas of england is key analyzing for college students and researchers in social stories, human geography, political experiences and special effects, and likewise reporters and politicians, and all these attracted to present affairs.

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To understand the more subtle social characteristics of the population it is necessary first to know what that population is and where it is located. To comprehend changes in the social make-up of the population, changes in the geographical distribution of that population must be taken into account. 1: Equal Population Grid Squares Each black "square" contains 30 000 people, each red "square" contains up to 3 million people (100 black "squares"). Distribution BLACK The most basic distribution for any social atlas is of the population over the land.

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. Tyne & Wear, Cleveland and Glasgow are the only areas in the North of England and Scotland not shown in the bottom quintile.

On Colour Print A only the county boundaries are shown, with each ward area shaded to show its density of population. Wards are the smallest administrative areas used to elect politicians in Britain. There are ten thousand of them and an average ward now contains over 5000 people. Wards vary greatly in land area. This atlas uses boundaries which were in place in 1981, but statistics taken from different times. The population density of a ward is the number of people living in that ward divided by its land area.

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