Thursday, May 19, 2011

UK Ethnicity on Google Maps

Ethnic Breakdown for England and Wales

In the UK the Office for National Statistics has released data showing how many people from each ethnic group are estimated to live where across England and Wales. The Guardian has used the data to create this Google Map.

It is possible to select the ethnic group you wish to view on the map from a drop-down menu. The map then updates to show the percentages of that group living across England and Wales.

The Guardian received a lot of negative comments for it's Google Map of the UK Alternative Vote Referendum a couple of weeks ago. Readers were very unimpressed that the AV map didn't have a map key. The Guardian seem to have listened to the criticisms and for this map have provided a key that updates automatically for each ethnic group selected.

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