Our group met up to start finding statistics for Belfast. We kinda just started with a general, see what statistics we can find, focusing on things like population, diversity, economic growth, number of green spaces and agriculture.
These are a few of the websites we’ve been using to collect statistics from as well as the key statistics from the 2011 Census.
Census 2011: Key Statistics for Northern Ireland
Leanna shared this Maritime Port Plan, she was looking at the industrial era of Belfast and since it was such an influential part of the development of Belfast we may try and look into it more.
One of the problems were having is that there are a lot of statistics for Northern Ireland but not a lot of them are specific to Belfast, so it’s taking a little longer to discern what is Belfast and what isn’t. It’s slightly complicated looking through all the reports and annual summaries but I feel like we’re getting a good collection of information that we can use, we’re thinking about how we could possibly represent these in our Floating City.
I thought this was interesting to have it broken down to 100 people, it gives a good context for the information.
I also found this one that breaks the population up by what section of Belfast they come from, but this would possibly be too complicated to show in the animation.
Anon, (2017). [online] Available at: http://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/census2011analysis/pc/PC.pdf [Accessed 8 Feb. 2017].
Ninis2.nisra.gov.uk. (2017). NINIS: Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service. [online] Available at: http://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/census2011analysis/lgd2014peoplehouseholds/index.aspx [Accessed 8 Feb. 2017].