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Household income by London Underground station

This feature in the New Yorker shows median household income across the city's subway network. It shows some serious inequality: line 2 rises from the lowest depths of $13,750 at East 180 St. in the Bronx to the staggering heights of $205,192 at Park Place in downtown Manhattan.

Dan Grover put together a similar visualization for the San Francisco bay area. Turns out the bay area is pretty unequal too: in a single CalTrain stop, median annual income plummets from $193,125 at Atherton to just $30,080 at Redwood City.

I was curious what this kind of visualization would look like for my city, London. The surprising result: while there is a considerable income gap, it doesn't come close to the factor-of-10 gap you can find in NY and SF. I suspect part of it has to do with differences in the datasets – the figures I'm using here are model-based estimates of weekly household income.

This should work in recent versions of Firefox or any webkit-based browser. It is highly unlikely to work in Internet Explorer. Select a line to get started:

  • Harrow & Wealdstone to Elephant & Castle
  • Ealing Broadway to Epping (via Newbury Park)
  • Ealing Broadway to Epping (via Woodford)
  • West Ruislip to Epping (via Woodford)
  • Hammersmith to Bayswater
  • Earl's Court to Ealing Broadway
  • Earl's Court to Edgware Road
  • Earl's Court to Upminster
  • Earl's Court to Wimbledon
  • Earl's Court to Richmond
Hammersmith & City
  • Hammersmith to Barking
  • Stanmore to Stratford
  • Aldgate to Uxbridge
  • Aldgate to Amersham
  • Aldgate to Chesham
  • Aldgate to Watford
  • Morden to High Barnet (via Bank)
  • Morden to High Barnet (via Charing Cross)
  • Morden to Edgware (via Bank)
  • Morden to Edgware (via Charing Cross)
  • Cockfosters to Heathrow
  • Cockfosters to Uxbridge
  • Walthamstow Central to Brixton
Waterloo & City
  • Waterloo to Bank
£ / week