London's second languages mapped by tube stop Watch

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http://www.theguardian.com/news/data...ges-visualised

Walk along the streets of London and it’s not uncommon to hear a variety of langauges jostling for space in your eardrums. Step inside a tube carriage on the underground and the story is no different.

Oliver O’Brien, researcher in geovisualisation and web mapping at University College London’s department of geography, has created a map showing what the most common second language (after English) is at certain tube stops across the capital.

Using a map of tube journeys and busy stations that he had previously created, O’Brien used 2011 Census data to add the second most commonly spoken language that people who live nearby speak.

Having analysed output areas that lie (wholly or partially) within 200m radius of the tube station and Census aggregate data for the metric, O’Brien ended up with the below map:

The circles overlaid on each tube station are coloured by the language most spoken (after English) by locals, with the area of the circle being proportional to the percentage of people speaking that language. As O’Brien writes on his blog:

So a circle where 10% of local people primarily speak French will be larger (and a different colour) than a circle where 5% of people primarily speak Spanish
Really interesting stuff. The data is pretty flawed- just living near a Tube station does not mean you ever use it, and large chunks of South East London have no Tube access- but I was interested to see the Tube station I use most has Chinese as a second language.
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It's so weird how they all gathered into their own communities like that isn't it? Like such big percentages for one ethnic group in one area of London and such big percentages for another ethnic group in another area of London. Don't they know about diversity and it's strengths? Hello?

Let's all laugh at the leftist "multicultural" brigade!



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(Original post by navarre)
http://www.theguardian.com/news/data...ges-visualised



Really interesting stuff. The data is pretty flawed- just living near a Tube station does not mean you ever use it, and large chunks of South East London have no Tube access- but I was interested to see the Tube station I use most has Chinese as a second language.
Really fascinating data visualisation. Thanks for sharing.

I was particularly struck by how all of the wealthier areas seem to be marked by the presence of the French (and Italians and Spanish).
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Cool! :top:

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