Here’s a little visualisation created with the DataShine platform. It’s the DataShine Commute map, adapted to show online cycle flows, but all of them at once – so you don’t need to click on a location to see the flow lines. I’ve also added colour to show direction. Flows in both directions will “cancel out” … Continue reading The Great British Bike to WorkContinue reading »
Top Industry maps the most popular employment for each of the ~220000 statistical small areas* within the UK. I’ve reused the “top result” technique that has produced interesting maps for travel to work, to look at the Industry of Employment tables produced by the national statistics agencies, from the 2011 Census. The tables I’ve used … Continue reading Working Nation →Continue reading »
We’ve made three changes to the DataShine Commute websites: For DataShine Scotland Commute we have made use of a new table, WU03BSC_IZ2011_Scotland, published recently on the Scotland’s Census website, which breaks out small-area journeys by mode of transport, in the same way that the England/Wales data does. The small-area geography used, Intermediate Geography “IG”, is … Continue reading Extra Detail in DataShine CommuteContinue reading »
We are delighted to announce the launch of DataShine Scotland! Using data from Scotland’s Census 2011, we have mapped over 1000 metrics (covering 70 topics) for Scotland’s 46,351 census output areas. While many of Scotland’s Census questions (and the resulting data) were harmonised with the England/Wales census (mapped here), there are some differences. For example DataShine Scotland maps Gaelic-speakers, those who … Continue reading Announcing DataShine ScotlandContinue reading »
This post is cross-posted from oobrien.com. OpenLayers is a powerful web mapping API that DataShine uses to display full-page “slippy” maps. DataShine: Census has recently been upgraded to use OpenLayers 3. Previously it was powered by OpenLayers 2, so it doesn’t sound like a major change, but OL3 is a major rewrite and as such … Continue reading OpenLayers 3 →Continue reading »
One of the more spatially interesting datasets on DataShine: Census is about central heating – do houses have it, and what is the fuel source? The table is QS415EW and here’s what one of the categories look like on DataShine. You’ll notice a distinctive pattern, with city centres and the countryside having low proportions of […]Continue reading »
DataShine Census has two new features – local area rescaling and data download. The features were launched at the UK Data Service‘s Census Research User Conference, last week at the Royal Statistical Society. Local Area Rescaling This helps draw out demographic versions in the current view. You may be in a region where a particular […]Continue reading »
Today, a new version of the Greater London Authority (G […]Continue reading »
The 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas, or 2011 OAC, is a geodemographic classification that was developed by Dr Chris Gale during his Ph.D at UCL Geography over the last few years, in close conjunction with the Office for National Statistics, who have endorsed it and adopted it as their official classification and who collected […]Continue reading »
Today the Office for National Statistics released the l […]Continue reading »
Today the Office for National Statistics released the l […]Continue reading »
Today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released the Travel to Work Flows based on the 2011 census. These are a giant origin-destination matrix of where people commute to work. There are various tables that have been released. I’ve chosen the Method of Travel to Work and visualised the flows, for England and Wales, […]Continue reading »
The labels that appear on the map add some context, and help you find out where you are, but we realise that sometimes these labels can be less than helpful, and can obscure the data. With this in mind, we have now added a “Labels” button, beside the “Buildings” button, at the bottom. Clicking this […]Continue reading »
DataShine has been out for around a week now, and we’ve made some changes to fix small bugs. Specifically: DataShine should work much better in Internet Explorer 9 now, as we now prompt this browser to use compatibility mode, with which the website displays correctly. When showing a dataset that diverges around the mean, we […]Continue reading »
This is a more zoomed-out map, showing how the proportion of people stating they had no religion, varies around the the country. I’m using a ColorBrewer diverging colour ramp “BrBG” which diverges around the average value of around 25%. Turquoise areas show concentrations of large numbers of atheists. Live map here.Continue reading »
The south-west is known as a place where there are many second homes. In some villages, so many of the homes are empty for much of the year, or are simply holiday homes, that living there can seem even quieter than you would expect. Above is Newquay, the capital of surfing in the south-west and […]Continue reading »
Cycling to work is on the increase but is at very low levels in most places in the UK – and there are very wide variations, even across towns and cities of similar size. Bristol (above) and London both see zones of high usage – typically in inner city suburbs popular with students and graduates: […]Continue reading »
London is a significant destination for many people at various lifestages. One particularly popular inflow is university graduates looking for a place to live as they start their first career-minded job in the capital – coming from the other 100 or so universities in the UK outside London, or from Europe or elsewhere. It is […]Continue reading »
Neal Hudson, housing market analyst at Savills, has bee […]Continue reading »
This was the submission by the Mapping London editors i […]Continue reading »
One of my earliest projects at UCL, back in 2009, was t […]Continue reading »
The simple answer to this is they never existed. The reduction seen across much of England and Wales in the population of the 30 to 44 age range between 2001 and 2011 is a consequence of the low birth rates…Continue reading »
Today (16th July) at 11am the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the first results from the 2011 Census in England and Wales. This included population data at the local authority level, rounded to the nearest hundred in 5 year…Continue reading »
Creating a new Output Area Classification.
Chris Gale, UCL Department of Geography.
To download a PDF of the seminar please click here.
To download a PowerPoint Slide Show of the seminar please click here.
The current Output Area Classif…
In a previous post I talked about the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) in London, and how a “standard” representation only reflects the geographical reality of the land. By utilising a cartogram tool this potential issue can be overcome by rescaling each areal unit by its resident population, for the IMD I used mid-year population estimates available from the Office for National Statistics at Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA) level. To add a layer of context to the previous maps, I have constructed cartograms for London to illustrate the change in population between 2001 and 2009. I have used 2001 census data along with 2009 mid-year population estimates to calculate the percentage change for each of the 24,140 output areas (that contain on average 250 individuals nationally) that make up Greater London for the age ranges: 0-4, 5-14, 15-24, 25-44, 45-64 and 65 and over. To create the cartogram aspect of the maps I have used the total population of that particular age range in 2009 to rescale each areal unit. I have also produced the same population change maps using the “standard” representation of London to allow comparison with the cartograms. The results of this can be seen […]Continue reading »
TweetThis time from John Stillwell and me (rather than the other way around!) – paper is titled “A comparison of internal migration by ethnic group in Great Britain using a district classification”. “Oooh, that sounds interesting!” I hear you cry … Continue reading →Continue reading »
Last week I attended a “Beyond 2011” Census event organised by the Prof. Dave Martin and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The attendees came from central and local government, private companies that utlise census data, and a few universities. The majority there (based on an approximate straw poll) believed that there would not be a …Continue reading »
TweetYes, British migration classification fans, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – publication of the CIDER Migration Classification paper! *Cue delirious cheering, whooping, hollering and cries of ‘get in the hole!!’* This most recent product of my blood, sweat and … Continue reading →Continue reading »
Thanks to some help from Richard Milton and Ollie O’Brien at CASA I have now managed to produce a google maps mash-up of the Migration Classification I developed as part of my thesis. The full interactive map can be accessed … Continue reading →Continue reading »