Thursday, August 22, 2013

UK Deprivation Maps

The London Deprivation Map uses data from the English Indices of Deprivation 2010 to provide a heatmap of deprivation in London.

Links in the map sidebar allow the user to view heatmaps of the individual indices. The 'Income' index reveals as you might expect, that the poorer boroughs are mostly in the East End. However the 'Barriers to housing' index interestingly reveals that hardly anyone can afford to buy housing in London.

The map's creator, James Trimble, has also written up a blog post about how he created this Google Map. The post includes information about where you can download boundary shapefiles for London neighbourhoods.

Deprivation in Scotland 2012 is a Google Map of data from the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

The colours on the map display each area's rank within Scotland as a whole, with the most deprived in red and the least deprived in dark blue. Using the map it is easy to spot large concentrations of areas with similar deprivation levels. A high percentage of Edinburgh's Data Zones are amongst Scotland's least deprived 20%, whereas a high percentage of Glasgow's Data Zones are amongst Scotland's most deprived 20%.
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