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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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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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Andy Murray’s Long Road to the Top

Andy Murray’s Long Road to the Top

Andy Murray was crowned as the world number one in men’s tennis for the first time today. The two-time Wimbledon champion has long been out on his own as Britain’s best male tennis player and now he’s managed to overhaul […]

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How Much Money Has My Young Person’s Railcard Saved Me?

How Much Money Has My Young Person’s Railcard Saved Me?

In a few months time I will be turning 27 years old. This means that my 16-25 railcard, commonly known in Britain as a Young Person’s Railcard, won’t be valid any more. But you’re 26? I bought my railcard a […]

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Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part Two

Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part Two

At the end of the last post, we had our data in a file named defective. The data contains all the injuries caused by car accidents where a road sign, signal or marking was obscured or not working properly from 2010 […]

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Londoners Take the Bus Far More Often Than the Rest of England (Adjusted for Population)

Londoners Take the Bus Far More Often Than the Rest of England (Adjusted for Population)

The last post came in for some criticism on /r/rstats, in particular from /u/fang_xianfu, who argued it merely showed that London has more people than the rest of the country.

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How Taking the Bus Is A London Thing

How Taking the Bus Is A London Thing

In our previous two–part series we looked at the melt function from the reshape2 package. The creator of the package, Hadley Wickham, pointed me towards tidyr and the gather function as a better alternative instead.

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