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The changing distribution of age and gender in Britain 1971-1981 (Colour).

1971 and 1981 census matching of 129,211 Enumeration Districts on an equal population cartogram - software by author on an Archimedes computer.

The old, who could, moved to the suburban rings around London and Birmingham. the proportion of elderly actually decreased along the South coast during the decade. A white area, such as inside Aberdeen, shows a relative increase in the male, working age, population - with fewer women, old people and children than before.