The Population of the UK, Chapter 1

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The Population of the UK, Chapter 1

  1. 1. http://www.dannydorling.org/books/ukpopulation THE POPULATION The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield OF THE UK A different view of life in the United Kingdom by Danny Dorling and Benjamin D. Hennig Chapter 1 MAPS…A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  2. 2. The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Data source: Population: SEDAC Columbia University (2010); Topography: U.S. People and Land in the United Kingdom Geological Survey (2011) The cartogram gives every person the same amount of space. Each grid cell on the cartogram relates to an equal-sized grid cell on the land area map. In the cartogram, each grid cell is resized according to the number of people living in that space.Maps…a different view of the United Kingdom Figure 1.1
  3. 3. The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Data source: European Constituencies obtained from the House of Commons The Constituencies that never were Research Paper 98/102 Major UK cities and the 1999 UK European Constituencies projected on a griddedMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom population cartogram Figure 1.2
  4. 4. People aged 18 Counts by European Constituency area for the year 2000 The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Data source: Estimated from school rolls of 15 year olds in 1997 and 2000 mid-year estimate for Northern IrelandMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom Figure 1.3
  5. 5. Proportion of people aged 18 Counts by European Constituency area for the year 2000 The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Data source: Estimated from school rolls of 15 year olds in 1997 and 2000 mid-year estimate for Northern IrelandMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom Figure 1.4
  6. 6. Proportion of 18 year olds going to university Data for the year 2000 Data source: Successful UCAS under age 21 The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield applicants from National Statistics website and estimated for Scotland and Northern IrelandMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom Figure 1.5
  7. 7. The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Educational participation rates at age 18 Data given for selected Western European countries Data source: Full-time participation in secondary education at age 18 in 1996, Social Trends 30Maps…a different view of the United Kingdom Figure 1.6
  8. 8. The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield People under 21 attending university by social class The six social classes shown above are based on the occupations of the parents of those young adults whose chances are being depicted – Data source: Social Trends 30, data from the National StatisticsMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom website (for GB) Figure 1.7
  9. 9. Differences between observed and expected university entry rates Allowing for the geography of children’s social class; Northern The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Ireland is excluded as no comparable census data was available Data source: Successful UCCAs under age 21 applicants from National Statistics websiteMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom Figure 1.8
  10. 10. Key Point Summary • It is helpful to look at the population of the UK with a map based on that that population The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield • Life chances can be shown on such a map, such as the chance of going to university • Such chances alter over time, across space and are often influenced by social classMaps…a different view of the United Kingdom

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