Monday, July 04, 2016

The Foreign Born Population of Rome

Rome - The Foreign Resident Population is a dot map showing where the foreign born population of Rome live in the city. The map categorizes this foreign born population into five different groups, based on the continent of origin. These are Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Because of these general categories the map doesn't really reveal the areas of the city where different immigrant groups live. Most immigrant dot maps tend to be based on nationality and consequently often reveal that people from the same country background concentrate in specific neighborhoods or districts of cities. These patterns don't emerge in this map as each of the foreign born populations from each of the five continents seem to fairly evenly distributed throughout Rome.

What the map does reveal however is the relative proportion of the numbers of immigrants living in Rome from each continent. As you might expect Europe seems to be the continent where the largest proportion of Rome's foreign born population originate from. Immigrants from Oceania seem to make up the smallest proportion of Rome's foreign born population.

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