London's Poverty Profile: Map of the Month - Census 2021 Population data

This month we look at the first data release of the 2021 Census. Within the data, some indication of population change that could be linked to deprivation and poverty can be inferred. One of these such metrics is the proportion of a borough's population that is economically inactive.

Our two new maps look at population shift across London's boroughs since the 2011 Census, and demonstrate that London's population momentum is shifting eastwards, and outwards. The demographic evolution will doubtless lead to new pressures on London's population and new areas and aspects of deprivation and poverty will appear.

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About the author

The Map of the Month is produced by Oliver O'Brien. Oliver is a researcher and software developer at the UCL Department of Geography, where he investigates and implementing new ways to visualise spatial data, including mapping of open demographic and socioeconomic datasets, particularly London-focused ones, using OpenLayers. In the past he’s analysed educational geodemographics, UK census data and London travel flows, and created a number of popular visualisations such as CityDashboard, the Bike Share Map and the London Tube Stats Map. Formerly a financial software programmer, he studied for an MSc in GIS at City University London, and joined UCL in 2008, working at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and in Geography. In his leisure time he contributes to the OpenStreetMap project, which aims to create a free Wikipedia-style map of the whole world, as well as competing in and organising orienteering races. He blogs at oobrien.com and co-edits mappinglondon.co.uk.

30 June 2022