According to ONS figures, people living in the poorest parts of England and Wales die of Covid-19 at a rate that is more than double the one of people living in wealthy areas.


First published in May 2020.


A new interactive map included in the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) report reveals for the first time the impact of the coronavirus in England and Wales, reporting Covid-19 deaths by postcode.

The map shows that people living in the poorest parts of the two British Nations die of the coronavirus at a rate that is more than double the one of people living in wealthy areas.

The interactive map allows you to see the number of deaths by postcode.



Notes:
1. The points on the map are placed at the centre of the local area they represent and do not show the actual location of deaths. The size of the circle is proportional to the number of deaths.
2. The deaths reported occurred between 1 March 2020 and 17 April 2020, and were registered by 18 April 2020.
3. Super Output Areas are a small area statistical geography covering England and Wales. Each area has a similarly sized population and remains stable over time. For this analysis, Middle Layer Super Output Areas have been used.






[This piece was first published in PMP Magazine on 1 May 2020. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]

(Cover: ONS map.)



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