I now have access to the government generated areas used to present census, and other population-based data, in a uniform way. These are called "Super Output Areas", and, I think, roughly contain 7500 people. Unfortunately, I only have these areas for England and Wales (I currently have a request with the General Register Office for Scotland for those North of the border).
So, here is a new pub density map:
A larger version is available on Flickr.
There are lots of things to notice, so I'm just going to highlight a few:
- Outer London has loads of gaps.
- Grimsby seems to be teetotal.
- A whole swathe across the Pennines from Liverpool to Doncaster and beyond is rather pub light. Many parts here have been traced from various sources.
- Wales is still light on pubs, which is to be expected because it is seriously under-mapped.
- Nottingham has three areas without pubs, one probably does not contain any pubs, another is poorly mapped, and the third has been traced.