People and Places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK provides an at-a-glance guide to social change in the UK at the start of the new millennium. It is the first comprehensive analysis of the 2001 Census and offers unique comparisons with the findings of the previous Census a decade ago.

Key features include:

  • an illuminating graphic summary of over 100,000 key demographic statistics;
  • new cartographic projections and techniques used throughout
  • appendix incorporating rankings for 25 selected topics by local authority
  • comparison with the 1991 census to identify national and local trends
  • up-to-date analysis and discussion of the implications of current trends for future policy;

Over 500 full-colour maps covering 125 topics clearly illustrate the state of UK society today and how it is changing. The trends are explained and elaborated upon in the accompanying text. Using population maps in addition to conventional maps, the atlas covers all the major census topics at local authority level.

Topics include:

  • changing generations - how different age groups are moving away from each other geographically
  • changing identities - gender, age and ethnic characteristics
  • changing ways of living - household composition, health and illness, transport and amenities by geographical location
  • changing ways of working - patterns of work, unemployment, industry and occupation

This authoritative atlas is essential reading for those interested in the current social geography of the UK, how it has changed and how it appears to be changing, including for planners in local authorities, health authorities and a wide range of statutory and voluntary organisations. It is also an invaluable resource for policy makers, journalists, politicians, students and academics interested in human geography and social change.

On this book companion website you find further material including reading samples, data and all figures from the book. Please go to the Material section to get an overview of what is available online and to view the online image gallery of the graphics and diagrams from the book.