Friday, April 26, 2019

Brussels - City of the World

Brussels has the second highest percentage of citizens who were born abroad of all the cities in the world, after Dubai. Around 60% of Brussels residents were not born in Brussels. You can discover where these residents born overseas originally came from on Karim Douieb's visualization of the Belgium capital's population.

Brussels - A Lovely Melting Pot is an impressive data visualization exploring the diverse composition of the population of Brussels. The visualization uses d3.js to seamlessly animate between a number of different charts and graphs exploring the origins of Brussels' residents. These charts and graphs show the percentage of citizens born overseas and which countries they were born in.

At the end of the visualization a series of dot maps reveal where the immigrants from different parts of the world live in the city. These maps reveal that citizens from different countries tend to live in distinct areas of the city. Around 10% of immigrants living in Brussels originate from North African countries. These residents tend to live mostly in the north-west of the city, particularly in the Anderlect, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek and Bockstael neighborhoods. Residents who emanate from EU15 countries (EU countries before the 1995 enlargement) are most densely concentrated in south central Brussels. It might not surprise you to learn that Anderlect, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek and Bockstael are among the most disadvantaged areas of Brussels.

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