Internal Migration Part III: Plotting Age Groups

Internal Migration Part III: Plotting Age Groups

Introduction In Part I we looked at overall internal migration local authority by local authority – are more people coming than going? In Part II we looked at where people are moving from and to around the country. Here in […]

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Internal Migration, Part II: Homing in on individual authorities

Internal Migration, Part II: Homing in on individual authorities

In the first post we completed a hexagonal map showing internal migration at a glance around England and Wales in 2015/16. This map is very good for an overview of what’s going on around the country – is your area […]

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Internal Migration, Part I: Hexagonal maps of movement of people

Internal Migration, Part I: Hexagonal maps of movement of people

The Office for National Statistics published some of its most interesting data last week – internal migration. This is the movement of people within the UK of people who are already here, not counting people immigrating or emigrating from abroad. […]

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Practice with For Loops: Calculating Mean Ages

Practice with For Loops: Calculating Mean Ages

  At work I’ve been working on a project called Find My Seat, which is now live. You type in your postcode and it presents you with lots of useful data about the economy, healthcare, immigration and Brexit in your […]

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Using R to make Freedom of Information requests

Using R to make Freedom of Information requests

Like other departments the Ministry of Justice publishes spending data worth more than £25,000. It does this both for itself and for its executive agencies like the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) which runs the prison system. It does this […]

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How to Set Your Working Directory in RStudio on a PC

This is a quick tip to avoid having to use the setwd() function to set your working directory all the time. Assuming you are working on a PC using RStudio, here is how to change your working directory to a R sub-folder. […]

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Cyclists Involved in Accidents Undertaking

Cyclists Involved in Accidents Undertaking

Last week I wrote some stories about cyclists involved in accidents while undertaking. The stories generated a LOT of comment and debate – both far more and far more negative than I was expecting. I’ll address that in a moment, but first, here’s […]

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Overcrowding in prison

Overcrowding in prison

It’s been a rocky few months for the prison system in England and Wales. In December there was a riot at HMP Birmingham that lasted around 12 hours. Authorities had to send in Tornado teams to restore order. The bill for […]

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Where Does Your Team Rank in the Boxing Day League table?

Where Does Your Team Rank in the Boxing Day League table?

Boxing Day is the most wonderful time of year for football fans. In Britain we have a traditional busy calendar of fixtures the day after Christmas. Television dictates that the matches no longer all kick off at 3pm on 26th December […]

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How Will Barack Obama Go Down in the Rankings of US Presidents?

How Will Barack Obama Go Down in the Rankings of US Presidents?

Americans are voting today to choose their 45th president. Come January, Barack Obama will leave the White House after eight years as President of the United States. So how will he be remembered? Historians are already trying to place Obama in the […]

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