How can very recent UK trends in the years 2011-2015 be understood in the context of detailed maps of social change in the 10 years between 2001 and 2011? This unique atlas, the third in a bestselling series, uses a wealth of up-to-the minute data sources alongside 2011 Census data. It shows national and local trends and provides analysis of the implications of these for future policy.
Packed with at-a-glance data tracking the period from boom to bust and beyond to the new Conservative government of 2015, key features include the analysis of over 100,000 demographic statistics and the use of new cartographic projections and techniques, all laid out in an attractive and accessible format.
Put together, this is the most accessible guide to social change over the past 15 years, and is essential reading for all those working in local authorities, health authorities, and statutory and voluntary organisations, as well as for researchers, students, policy makers, journalists and politicians interested in social geography, social policy, social justice and social change. This is the only social atlas of the 2011 Census that explains so much about how all of the UK is changing.
Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and author of many books including Injustice: Why Social Inequalities Persist (2015) and, with others, The Social Atlas of Europe (2014). He is Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.
Bethan Thomas is retired and last worked in academia as a Research Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield. She completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2004. She has authored a variety of books including Identity in Britain (2007) and Bankrupt Britain (2011). She has pioneered new ways of census mapping which have now been widely adopted across the UK.
Sex, Age and Marriage;
Religion and Ethnicity;
Birthplace and Nationality;
Qualifications and Employment;
Occupation and Industry;
Families, Caring and Health;
Homes and Commuting;
"Beautifully clear and endlessly informative, this atlas provides a fascinating yet sobering picture of the changing nature of the UK’s population." Dr Alexander J. Kent, President of the British Cartographic Society
"a comfortable, accessible style that makes palatable what could have been a dry recitation of material. The resource will be useful for those in a number of fields of study who follow demographics of the UK." CHOICE
"The great value of the book is that in an era where expertise can be casually dismissed and where facts can be treated with disdain, it supplies the necessary tools to combat many misconceptions within much contemporary public discourse." Chartist
"A superb and utterly fascinating insight into what our country actually looks like, and how it's changing. Both authors brilliantly and meticulously dissect society. A must if you want to understand modern Britain." Owen Jones, author and Guardian columnist
"Dorling and Thomas' narrative helps the reader navigate the changing landscape of society effectively, highlighting interesting points and emphasising those areas which have seen the most change or continuity." Fran Darlington-Pollock, British Society for Population Studies
"Using their trademark maps - hallucinatory visions that properly reflect populations - the authors tell us about the distribution of everything from wealth to same-sex couples, and what changes have occurred in recent years. An extraordinary and graphically gripping resource." David Spiegelhalter, President Elect of the Royal Statistical Society
"This is a brilliantly informative overview of UK society today, highlighting not only important national changes and trends but also the 'who' and 'where'. It should be a starting point for any discussion of social policy." Professor Diane Coyle, University of Manchester and founder of Enlightenment Economics
“A delightfully accessible yet thoroughly researched piece of work, People and Places is a reasoned and informed contribution to our understanding of some of the big and indeed less big changes in British society in recent years.” Mary O’Hara, journalist and author of Austerity Bites
The Policy Press
23 Mar 2016
23 Mar 2016