Bethan Thomas

Bethan Thomas is retired and last worked in academia as a Research Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield. She completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2004. She has authored a variety of books including People and Places (Policy Press, 2007) and Bankrupt Britain (2011). She has pioneered new ways of census mapping which have now been widely adopted across the UK

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People and Places

A 21st-Century Atlas of the UK

This unique atlas uses the 2011 Census data, alongside more recent data sources, to identify national and local trends and provide up-to-date analysis and discussion of the implications of current trends for future policy. This is the only social atlas of the 2011 Census that explains so much about how all of the UK is changing.

Policy Press

Bankrupt Britain

An atlas of social change

A unique atlas giving a comprehensive picture of the effect of the recession on Britain. Essential reading for a broad audience with a national snap-shot of Britain during this time.

Policy Press

The Grim Reaper's road map

An atlas of mortality in Britain

An atlas of mortality in Britain based on data from 1981 to 2004, this new study explores causes of death across the UK, including a description of the cause of death, a map and cartogram showing the spatial distribution of that cause, a commentary on the pattern observed and the reason for it.

Policy Press

Identity in Britain

A cradle-to-grave atlas

Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas have brought together this outstanding atlas to provide us with a unique visual picture of identity and geography combined. "Identity in Britain" explores our changing identities as we progress from infancy to old age and tells the story of the myriad geographies of life in Britain.

Policy Press

Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005

This is the first detailed study of the recent geographical distribution of poverty and wealth in Britain. It presents the most comprehensive estimates of the changing levels of poverty and wealth from the late 1960s.

A free pdf version of this report is available online at www.jrf.org.uk

Policy Press

People and places

A 2001 Census atlas of the UK

People and places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK provides an at-a-glance guide to social change in the UK at the start of the new millennium. It is the first comprehensive analysis of the 2001 Census and offers unique comparisons with the findings of the previous Census a decade ago.

Policy Press