Print XXXI

Level II European Regions - annotated base map shaded by unemployment rate.

Continuously shaded for 17 areas from the 1981 census figures on an equal land area map with annotation applied automatically - software by author on an Archimedes computer.

These were the regions used by the European community during the 1980s to present coarse statistics about Britain and allocate regional grants. Above this level of amalgamation Britain is often divided into ten or eleven regions, or even three countries for mapping.

First print from a series of ten.