Childhood activity map launched in Parliament

PoliMapper has been used in numerous events at Parliament and at the political party conferences in the last couple of years.

But our most recent assignment came with a twist.

In addition to providing our interactive mapping tool, we designed and produced a display stand featuring one of our maps.

Justine Greening checks out Sport and Recreation Alliance’s map on the stand designed by Polimapper (Photo Credit: Sport and Recreation Alliance)

Justine Greening checks out Sport and Recreation Alliance’s map on the stand designed by Polimapper (Photo Credit: Sport and Recreation Alliance)

The client was the Sport and Recreation Alliance who required a map to show levels of childhood activity by local authority as part of their #RightToBeActive campaign.

The interactive map (which you can see here) provides a comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity.

Tom Watson addresses the room in front of the PoliMapper-designed stand backdrop (Photo Credit: Sport and Recreation Alliance)

Tom Watson addresses the room in front of the PoliMapper-designed stand backdrop (Photo Credit: Sport and Recreation Alliance)

It was launched at a parliamentary reception on 26th June, with guests including Justine Greening and Tom Watson.

The underlying data for the childhood activity map derives from a publicly available source - Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey 2017/18 - showing again that there is a multitude of publicly available data sources from which you can draw data to make your arguments.

Alliance chairman Andrew Moss addresses the reception (Photo Credit: Sport and Recreation Alliance)

Alliance chairman Andrew Moss addresses the reception (Photo Credit: Sport and Recreation Alliance)

Gross annual, weekly and hourly rates in the UK

Since 1999, wages for full-time workers have steadily increased across the UK.

sing data from the Office for National Statistics e have created n interactive map f trends for annual, weekly and hourly wages in the country. 

In London, the region with the highest median gross wages in the United Kingdom, annual wages have almost doubled since 1999, going from £22K to £37K.

To find out how your region compares, click here.

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Knife crime rates in England and Wales

During the past 12 months, more and more knife crimes have made the national headlines, highlighting a nationwide trend.

Dozens of stabbings, many fatal, have been reported in the first quarter of 2018 in London alone. 

Using data from the House of Commons library, we have mapped knife crimes across English regions for 2016/2017.

Data revealed that the capital has indeed the highest rate of knife crime in England.

Click here to find out more about knife crime rates in your region.

Gender pay gap by Parliamentary constituency

With the gender pay gap in the news again during the past week, we have used publicly available data to map the picture across the country.

The data, released last year by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that London is the place where the pay gap is at its worst.

The UK capital was the region with the narrowest gender pay gap in the entire country in 1997, with full-time female workers in London earning 15.1% less per hour on average than men.

Today the number has fallen to 14.6%, but it is now the most unequal region in the UK.

Even within London, the situation is polarised. While there are boroughs such as Croydon North, Bermondsey and Brent Central where full-time employed women earn on average slightly more than men, the situation is the opposite in other locations, with Kensington (50.2%), Richmond (43.7%) and Chelsea & Fulham (43.3%) showcasing the most noticeable cases of pay inequality.

There are also noticeable differences in the trends when looking at the breakdown between full-time and part-time employment, with women typically earning more than men for part-time roles.

Click here to check out the gender-pay gap in your constituency.

Seaside towns among worst for heroine/morphine misuse deaths

Blackpool has the highest rate of heroine/morphine misuse deaths in all of England and Wales, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.

Five other seaside towns - Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Hastings, Thanet and Swansea - also feature in the top 10 local authorities with the highest rates of death for heroine or morphine misuse.

Burnley, Reading, Hyndburn and Neath Port Talbot complete the top 10.

We have downloaded the publicly available data from the ONS and used it to create an interactive map of heroine/morphine deaths by local authority. Click below to see where your local authority ranks.