Global Migration Patterns [mpg.de] by the German Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity contains a set of interactive instruments that visualize the latest global migration data. The " International Migration Flows shows the different flows to - and from - selected OECD-countries between the years 1970-2007. It illustrates the concept of "Superdiversity", or how during the last 2 decades more people than ever have moved between different locations worldwide.
A peace map of Britain THE continuing decline in crime rates in Britain, America and other rich countries is frequently noted, if not entirely understood.
How many people live in each local authority in England and Wales? The first results of Census 2011 are out and they show population by age, sex and housing across the country.
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20 March 2013 Last updated at 13:31 GMT Continue reading the main story Latest news: The number of people out of work rose by 7,000 to 2.52 million in the three months to January, according to the Office for National Statistics. The unemployment rate of 7.8% of the economically active population was unchanged from the previous quarter. The number of people in work increased by 131,000, to 29.73 million. The claimant count - the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance - fell 1,500 to 1.54 million in February, the lowest level since June 2011.
Bookmark this page: www.oecd.org/dac/stats/idsonline The International Development Statistics databases cover bilateral and multilateral donors’ aid and other resource flows to developing countries in two separate databases: > The DAC annual aggregates database , which provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows; > The Creditor Reporting System (CRS), which provides detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors, countries, project descriptions etc.
I want to share some impressive work I’ve recently come across from a Toronto-based project/group called Bio.Diaspora . Last week the team was featured in the Lancet Infectious Disease Journal as part of a special report on Mass Gatherings and Health. The report focused specifically on the potential health risks posed by the mass gathering and transit of people attending events like the Olympic Games.
The lines between states and even countries are pretty arbitrary: The ties you have with people 50 miles away aren't going to be too-much affected by some imaginary line drawn up 200 years ago. What if you could remap the United States -- not by geography, but rather social ties? MIT's Senseable City Lab has done just that, by analyzing mobile-phone calling patterns across the country. By looking at calls between cellphones, they've revealed states and cities that are closely connected -- and similarly, regions which aren't nearly as closely connected as you'd think.
Overhauling his migration map from last year , Jon Bruner uses five year's worth of IRS data to map county migration in America : Each move had its own motivations, but in aggregate they reflect the geographical marketplace during the boom and bust of the last decade: Migrants flock to Las Vegas in 2005 in search of cheap, luxurious housing, then flee in 2009 as the city’s economy collapses; Miami beckons retirees from the North but offers little to its working-age residents, who leave for the West. Even fast-growing boomtowns like Charlotte, N.C., lose residents to their outlying counties as the demand for exurban tract-housing pushes workers ever outward. Compared to last year's map, this one is much improved. The colors are more subtle and more meaningful, and you can turn off the lines so that it's easier to see highlighted counties when the selected county had a lot of traffic during a selected year.
Peter von Stackelberg designed this complex timeline of social, technological, economic and political events and trends from 1750 to 2100. Each time series shows graphs, events and categories on a common scale. The purpose of the timeline is to provide a visual tool for looking at events across a relatively long period of time and identify patterns and interrelationships involving a broad range of factors. Identification of patterns is particularly important when attempting to look at the future of complex social, technological, economic, and other systems. Some thoughts behind the design process. Stephen Lark uploaded a zoomable version to Zoomorama
(Note: The ideal measurement would use profit instead of revenue and payroll instead of employee headcount. But those are tougher numbers to find for obvious reasons.) After the jump: The story behind this chart. The Calacanis/DHH discussion touched on the idea that web companies should pay more attention to unique visitors per employee. The theory: That ratio forces you to get away from talking sheer size/traffic and instead focus on efficiency. Now a while back we posted about this idea .
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