Creating a visualisation of data has the power to tell a story behind the data. This article in Rustwire.com uses indicators of deprivation to create visualisations that illustrate how poverty has spread across Cleveland over the past two decades.
This article by Simon Rogers in the Guardian discusses the most deprived areas in the UK, and how analysis of the data used to identify this can be supported by the use of visualisations. The one below shows the ten most deprived areas in the country.
The Indicators of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) for the UK are published by the Department for Communities and Local Government and are freely available as open data at http://www.imd.communities.gov.uk/ . Similar data specific to Kent can be found at http://www.openkent.org.uk/.
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