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Amalgamated Office Areas - annotated base map shaded by unemployment rate.

Continuously shaded for 852 areas from the 1981 census figures on an equal land area map with annotation applied automatically - software by author on an Archimedes computer.

These are groups of the unemployment office areas which supervised the allocation of benefit payments. They were combined to create a consistent base for comparison over time. They are roughly equal in population and offer the highest spatial resolution in the administrative geography hierarchy after wards. Notice the new shape to the area over which the eye-catching black-spot of Corby is shaded. The Southern Scottish islands are now given names such as “Campbeltown”.

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