Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Do You Live in a Ghetto?

The Global News Income by Postal Code Map shows income levels in 1,576 postal areas in Canada.

Using the map it is possible to visualise which are the richest and poorest districts in your city. It is also quite interesting to click on a neighbourhood and see whether you earn more than the median family income or, as in my case, you earn less than your neighbours.

If you live in the US then you can check Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks to find out how much money people make in every neighborhood in your city.

If you want to know what the average income is in your neighborhood, or you want to see which are the wealthiest neighborhoods, you can search the map by address or use the drop-down menu to view the data for a whole state.

If you live in Scotland then use the Deprivation in Scotland Map to see how your neighbourhood compares, wealth wise, to other areas of the country. 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.

Residents of London can use the excellent London Profiler to view data from London's Index of Multiple Deprivation to find out whether they live in a rich or poor neighbourhood.

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