Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Mapping London's Workers Enclaves

Oliver O'Brien's London Tube Data Map map is a fascinating analysis of London data. The map visualizes a wealth of data about the London Underground and the communities living around each tube station.

Recently the map has been updated to include the most popular job at electoral ward level in London. The map reveals that the most popular job in the Hackney and Islington area is art & media. My guess is that the definition of 'art & media' includes new media and this is the result of the technology companies centered around Old Street and the 'silicon roundabout'.

In the areas around the Temple and the Inns of Court we find a small enclave of people working in law. Mayfair, Kensington and Belgravia are dominated by people working in business. Their secretaries however seem to mostly live in the less salubrious areas around Bexleyheath. Zones 2 and 3 of the London tube map seem to be largely dominated by people working in sales.

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