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This data was obtained from the Office of National Statistics 2011 English and Welsh census. The demographic datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the demographic characteristics of the English and Welsh population in terms of its population and age/sex structure. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the demographic structure of England and Wales. Reports can be generated which examine the demographic characteristics of the total population, male population and female population across England and Wales at the English government office region geographical level and the English and Welsh county and unitary authority, local authority and ward geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. The demographic structure of England and Wales can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple demographic report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.

A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Demographics (County and Unitary Authority) dataset it provides. This report examines the English and Welsh population, population density and people aged between 30 and 39. The demographic datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different age categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the 30 to 39 age category was chosen as an example.

County and unitary authorities are colored and categorized according to their population density. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that the yellow colored county/unitary authorities (e.g. Shropshire) are the least densely populated areas with less than 3 people per hectare living in these. It is also apparent that the red colored county/unitary authorities (e.g. Birmingham) are the most densely populated with more than 39 people per hectare living in these areas. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the population densities of the light orange (e.g. Leicestershire), orange (e.g. Sheffield) and dark orange (e.g. Stockport) colored county/unitary authorities lie somewhere between 3 and 39 people per hectare respectively.

Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Males 30 to 39 Years to see these values mapped in relation to the English and Welsh county and unitary authorities). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on % Females 30 to 39 Years to see which county/unitary authority has the lowest proportion of females aged between 30 and 39). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on 30 to 39 Years so that county/unitary authorities which have between 25,000 and 50,000 people aged between 30 and 39 are only displayed on the map).

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