Welcome to Data Dabbling — our fortnightly-end-of-the-week-very-brief-look at some interesting data and trends we’ve been playing around with.
This week we take a look at job density, to show where the most number of jobs are concentrated up and down the country. What we’ve found is that half of the jobs in England and Wales (13.8million) are concentrated within just 2,012 square kilometres (sqkm), whilst the other 13.8m jobs are spread across 149,230 sqkm. So in terms of jobs/sqkm, there are 6,900 in that first half and 90 in the other.
As you’d expect, the big job concentrations are to be found in cities, as the map of England and Wales below shows. For instance, certain parts of London have as much as 60,000 jobs per sqkm:
But where this sort of data can come in really useful is when we dive into specific areas. So for instance, in the map below we’ve dived into London to show more clearly where the big concentrations are, as well as those areas where job concentration is much lower.
That’s it for today, but if you’d like to find out about how we can help you better understand where the jobs in your area are concentrated, get in touch.