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representation is

how a place is portrayed or 'seen' in society


give examples, reliability, usefulness and any other details on the following data type:

statistics (censuses)

-UK census has detailed social and economic characteristics for the last 200 years
-'close-up' geographical units can reveal basic information on places such as demographic makeup
-censuses provide large-scale quantitative data
-the Office for National Statistics (ONS) conducts a survey every 10 years

-the use of quantifiable data such as statistics is not very objective as people will only use certain facts for their particular purpose, meaning the data becomes subjective
-quantitative data such as this also tells us very little about the human experience of a place and what it is like to live there