The BNP Hate Factor League

November 26th, 2008 by Strawp

As I’m sure you all noticed last week, the latest fun leaked data from a polical party came from the BNP who somehow had their entire membership list leaked onto the internet. For people like myself this presented two fun opportunities:

  1. To do a little bit of geographical and statistical analysis on some odd data
  2. To laugh at a bunch of hate-filled racists

There were quite a few nuggets of statistical analysis in the first couple of days: A proximity checker to see which of your neighbours members, the obligatory google maps mashups (since, sensibly taken down), a sort of heat map and the Grauniad did an excellent map broken into electoral wards. They were all pretty good, but they still rather suffered from the problem that you see “hot spots” in areas which are naturally population nodes. There was no accounting for population density.

Anyway, in a spare moment I took a copy of the database, cleaned up the postcode information a bit, ran it through a geocoder to get lat and long data and then ran that through a lookup for population density and then grouped the data by postcode area. What I now have is a count of each person in a postcode area, divided by the population density – this should then give a population normalised rank of how hate-filled post code areas are. Anyway, here’s the Top 40, Top Of The Pops style:

Rank Postal Area Town County Members Population Density Hate Factor
1 LE67 Coalville Leicestershire 56 0.621 90.125
2 S63 Bolton-on-Dearne Rotherham 50 0.557 89.846
3 HX3 Boothtown Halifax 35 0.563 62.182
4 LS27 Morley Leeds 46 0.772 59.618
5 BD22 Oakworth Keighley 32 0.598 53.556
6 CR4 263-265 London Road Mitcham 24 0.48 49.96
7 WF2 Wakefield West Yorkshire 27 0.543 49.727
8 HX2 Illingworth Halifax 27 0.551 48.974
9 NG10 Long Eaton Nottingham 27 0.551 48.97
10 DE55 Alfreton Derbyshire 35 0.735 47.594
11 S75 Silkstone Common Barnsley 33 0.701 47.047
12 LS15 Crossgates Leeds 35 0.772 45.362
13 CW7 Winsford Cheshire 9 0.199 45.124
14 M27 Swinton Manchester 9 0.199 45.124
15 BH1 Bournemouth Dorset 7 0.158 44.439
16 S70 Kendray Barnsley 20 0.463 43.202
17 BD13 Queensbury Bradford 24 0.585 41.025
18 L26 Halewood Knowsley 9 0.238 37.871
19 E4 Chingford Hatch London 12 0.32 37.47
20 B37 Solihull West Midlands 27 0.743 36.339
21 S6 Riverlin Sheffield 19 0.528 35.99
22 DE24 Stenson Fields Derby 26 0.772 33.697
23 N18 Aberdeen Road London 8 0.24 33.307
24 B63 Halesowen West Midlands 13 0.414 31.382
25 S71 Carlton Barnsley 19 0.609 31.192
26 NE34 South Shields Tyne & Wear 24 0.772 31.105
27 CV6 Bell Green Coventry 24 0.772 31.105
28 WF3 Tingley Wakefield 24 0.772 31.105
29 HD7 Leymoor, Golcar Huddersfield 17 0.551 30.835
30 WS9 Aldridge Walsall 17 0.551 30.835
31 CH2 Mickle Trafford Chester 8 0.267 29.923
32 DE21 Oakwood Derby 23 0.772 29.809
33 BD20 Glusburn Keighley 20 0.68 29.405
34 NG17 Kirkby-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire 31 1.066 29.072
35 DE15 Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire 22 0.772 28.513
36 S5 Sheffield South Yorkshire 18 0.643 27.995
37 S12 Sheffield South Yorkshire 8 0.289 27.649
38 B14 Kings Heath Birmingham 14 0.512 27.347
39 HD3 Longwood Huddersfield 17 0.623 27.303
40 LS9 Leeds West Yorkshire 21 0.772 27.217

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