Archive for the ‘Demographics’ Category

Income and Children in London

April 7, 2015

London has highly concentrated wealth in its central boroughs, with average incomes in Kensington and Chelsea and the City of London at £137,000 and £117,000, respectively. Barking and Dagenham has the lowest average income: £22,800. Income in London is highly, inversely correlated with the number of children per adult. Barking and Dagenham has almost twice the number of children per adult (.33) compared to Kensington and Chelsea (.17). While the idea that wealthier families have fewer children has been extensively studied, the scale of difference here is quite striking.

–Source: 2011 UK Census
–Created by: Staff at Webster Pacific

 

London Income

London Scatter

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Where Is The Wealth In Miami-Dade County?

March 27, 2015

When it comes to wealth and Miami-Dade County, it’s all about the coast. The greatest density of wealth is found in Miami along all the coastal areas, with the following exceptions: the area due North of Edgewater (5) up to Aventura (30) and Sunny Isles Beach (28), as well as the area South of Palmetto Bay (81).

Map-Miami vQL4

Miami Census Data— Source: ACS

— Compiled by: Staff at Webster Pacific

In Which Part of Beijing Are There The Most College Graduates?

March 20, 2015

While the districts of Xicheng and Dongcheng represent the core of Beijing and have real estate prices on par with many of the most expensive cities in the world, the part of Beijing with the greatest percentage of people with a college degree is in Southeastern Haidian District, where most of the top-tiered universities, like Tsinghua University, Peking University and Renmin University of China, are located. Certain sub-districts in Chaoyang, where most Fortune 500 companies and expatriates live, also have a higher percentage of college-educated population compared with other areas.

College Graduates-Beijing

Beijing Census Data

— Data Source: Beijing Population and Census Data

— Compiled By Staff at Webster Pacific

Income Share of Top 1% by Geographic Region

February 4, 2015

Income share of top 1% by geographical location

According to Economic Policy Institute, the Northeastern United States holds the highest share of the top 1% income, followed by the West Coast. The Midwest holds the lowest share.

–Source The Economic Policy Institute

 

 

US Federal Investments as a Percentage of GDP is Lessening with Time

January 21, 2015

Federal Investment as a share of GDP

The US federal government’s investments as a percentage of GDP is decreasing over time. This decrease is observed for both Defense and Non-Defense related things like roads, education and R&D.

–Source: The New York Times

 

Small Age Gap between Spouses Lowers Likelihood of Divorce

November 13, 2014

A study, published by The Atlantic, suggests that the larger the age gap between a person and their spouse, the higher the chances that the marriage will end in divorce.  As the figure suggests, if spouses have one year age gap they are 3% more likely to get divorced than individuals who are of the same age. If the age difference crosses twenty years, the couples are over 172% more likely to get divorced.

–From The Atlantic

Young Amercians Want Taxes Spent on Education, Older Americans Want Social Security

October 29, 2014

Young Americans are very interested in educational spending compared to older Americans, at 24% and 5%, respectively. Job creation spending is of even, and high, interest across all working-age Americans.

–from RandalOlson.com

Centenarians Happy to Live Long, Enjoyed Their 30’s Most

May 7, 2014

 

 

Centenarians, when not conflicted, enjoyed their 30’s most out of their lifespan and the vast majority are now widowed. Around 7% of 100+ year-olds never married.

 

–From The Washington Post

US Demographics Shifting from Age Pyramid to Rectangle

April 15, 2014

US Pop 1950US Pop 2060

Between now and 2060, the progression towards a demographic “rectangle,” rather than the traditional triangle shown in 1950, will have taken shape. These are part of an extensive and insightful Pew Research project about shifting US age and race demography.

–from Pew Research

Generational Support for Marijuana Legalization

April 8, 2014

Support for marijuana legalization has grown strikingly amongst millenials, of whom 70% support legalization efforts.

–from the Pew Research Center