Cartogram of England by Population
The cartogram on the left shows what England would look like if we all had the same amount of space to live. That's to say, if the size of the counties were proportional to the number of people who live there.
Roll your mouse over the cartogram to get the names of the counties.
Each block on the cartogram represents 10,000 people living in that county - so London, with a population of just over 7 million has 712 blocks. North Yorkshire, despite being the largest county in terms of area, only has three-quarters of a million people living there, and therefore has just 75 blocks.
Counties are in the same layout as normal, so they have only their original neighbours. This is the reason for the strange shape of both the country and the individual counties. If you want a standard map to compare this one with, click here
Statistically, in the UK, all but 400,000 of us live on less than 6% of the land (Source: Guardian, August 2003).
The data is taken from the 2001 Census, and has been rounded down to the nearest 10,000.