Population Density, England 1891-1991
A Google Earth time animation visualizing the change in England’s population from 27 million in 1891 to 48 million in 1991. The file uses extruded polygons, with population density proportional to height.
Data is based on the UK national census results, taken ten year intervals. Figures for 1941 are estimates, because of World War II.
The source data is calibrated for England’s 1991 administrative boundaries – the divisions I’ve used in this timeline. These are slightly different from current county borders.
To view the animation, simply click the play button – it will take at a least one run through to get up to speed.
Source: National Statistics website: www.statistics.gov.uk
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