The Population of the UK, Chapter 6

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Accompanying slides for the book "The Population of the UK" by Danny Dorling, Cartography by Benjamin Hennig, published by Sage (2012)
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The Population of the UK, Chapter 6

  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 6 INEQUALITY …INCOME, POVERTY AND WEALTH
  2. 2. Barclays customers earning over £60,000 a year in 2002 Data source: Barclays Bank data aggregated to European constituency and estimated for Scotland, available at The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield http://www.newsroom.barclays.co.uk/ (downloaded 14/8/2002)Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.1
  3. 3. Barclays customers’ average earnings per year in 2003 Data source: Barclays Bank data aggregated to European constituency and estimated for Scotland, available at The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield http://www.newsroom.barclays.co.uk/ (downloaded 14/8/2003)Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.2
  4. 4. Barclays customers’ adjusted earnings per year in 2003 Data source: Barclays Bank data aggregated to European constituency and estimated for Scotland, available at The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield http://www.newsroom.barclays.co.uk/ (downloaded 14/8/2003)Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.3
  5. 5. People living on below half average income in Britain, 2000 Data source: A component of the UNDP Human Poverty Index, see Appendix in Seymour, J. (for UNED-UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Development Report for the UK, London: Earthscan Publications Ltd.Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.4
  6. 6. Data source: Barclays Bank data aggregated to European constituency and estimated for Scotland, available at http://www.newsroom.barclays.co.uk/ (accessed 14/8/2003); Seymour , J. (for UNED- UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human Development Report for the UK, London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield High, low and average earnings in Britain ~2001 Each point is a 1999 European parliamentary constituency in BritainInequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.5
  7. 7. Levels of poverty by UN definitions, 2000 Data source: A component of the UNDP Human Poverty Index, see Appendix in Seymour , J. (for UNED-UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human Development Report for the UK, London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., Northern Ireland The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield data from Democratic Dialogue Report 16 (2003)Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.6
  8. 8. Proportion of adults who are functionally illiterate, 2000 Data source: A component of the UNDP Human Poverty Index, see Appendix in Seymour , J. (for UNED-UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Development Report for the UK. Northern Ireland data from Denny et al (1999) Literacy and Education in Ireland, The Economic and Social Review, 30 (3): 215-226.Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.7
  9. 9. Proportion of the population dying by the age of 60, 2000 Data source: A component of the UNDP Human Poverty Index, see Appendix in Seymour , J. (for UNED-UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Development Report for the UK. Northern Ireland data from Denny et al (1999) Literacy and Education in Ireland, The Economic and Social Review, 30 (3): 215-226.Inequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.8
  10. 10. Data source: Seymour, J. (for UNED-UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human Development Report for the UK London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. (data included in the appendix) The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Rates of illiteracy and people living on below half average incomes Each point is a 1999 European parliamentary constituency in BritainInequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.9
  11. 11. Data source: Seymour, J. (for UNED-UK) (2001) Poverty in Plenty: A Human Development Report for the UK London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. (data included in the appendix) The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield Rates of death and people living on below half average incomes Each point is a 1999 European parliamentary constituency in BritainInequality…income, poverty and wealth Figure 6.10
  12. 12. Key Point Summary • Measured in large areas the share of high earners varies seven-fold, between 8.2% and 1.2% The Population of the UK – © 2012 Sasi Research Group, University of Sheffield • The proportion in poverty is as high as 42%, and as low as 18%, between the same areas • Literacy, numeracy and mortality distributions all closely follow these distributionsInequality…income, poverty and wealth

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