Data Analysis - Density of Paranormal Places per Region (in Square Miles)

 

Report based on 7944 records, extracted from the Paranormal Database on 01 May 2008. The total area of each region has been taken from the respective wikipedia entries in square miles. Records have been sourced from literature within the Recommended Reading Section, newspapers, magazines, websites and through personal communication.

Data is displayed in order by highest density of paranormal places per region.

Rank

Area

Number of
Entries

Size of area
(Sq miles)

Paranormal places
per Square Mile

1 paranormal place
every x mile

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Greater London

470

609

0.77

1.30

2

Lancashire

402

1187

0.34

2.95

3

Isle of Wight

43

147

0.29

3.42

4

Essex

408

1417

0.29

3.47

5

Derbyshire

244

1013

0.24

4.15

6

West Midlands

81

348

0.23

4.30

7

Surrey

138

642

0.21

4.65

8

Suffolk

314

1467

0.21

4.67

9

Bedfordshire

97

477

0.20

4.92

10

Sussex

271

1500

0.18

5.54

11

Somerset

281

1,610

0.17

5.73

12

Lothian

93

564

0.16

6.06

13

Cornwall

210

1376

0.15

6.55

14

Hertfordshire

94

634

0.15

6.74

15

Dorset

147

1024

0.14

6.97

16

Norfolk

285

2074

0.14

7.28

17

Cheshire

122

905

0.13

7.42

18

Kent

194

1,442

0.13

7.43

19

Berkshire

64

487

0.13

7.61

20

Northamptonshire

112

913

0.12

8.15

21

Wiltshire

164

1346

0.12

8.21

22

Buckinghamshire

86

724

0.12

8.42

23

Devon

303

2590

0.12

8.55

24

Nottinghamshire

96

834

0.12

8.69

25

Inverclyde

7

62

0.11

8.86

26

Yorkshire

493

4596

0.11

9.32

27

Isle of Man

23

221

0.10

9.61

28

Hampshire

151

1455

0.10

9.64

29

Warwickshire

77

763

0.10

9.91

30

Hereford & Worcester

101

1101

0.09

10.90

31

Oxfordshire

92

1006

0.09

10.93

32

Gloucestershire

111

1216

0.09

10.95

33

Leicestershire

70

832

0.08

11.89

34

Renfrewshire

8

101

0.08

12.63

35

Durham

80

1033

0.08

12.91

36

Shropshire

91

1346

0.07

14.79

37

Staffordshire

68

1047

0.06

15.40

38

Cambridgeshire

135

2105

0.06

15.59

39

Cumbria

167

2613

0.06

15.65

40

Fife

32

512

0.06

16.00

41

Lincolnshire

153

2687

0.06

17.56

42

Lanarkshire

49

897

0.05

18.31

43

Wales

436

8000

0.05

18.35

44

Orkney

20

382

0.05

19.10

45

Northumberland

99

1935

0.05

19.55

46

Clackmannanshire

3

61

0.05

20.33

47

Angus

34

842

0.04

24.76

48

Dumbartonshire

2

61

0.03

30.50

49

Aberdeenshire

64

2437

0.03

38.08

50

Ayrshire

29

1138

0.03

39.24

51

Borders

41

1827

0.02

44.56

52

Argyll and Bute

59

2668

0.02

45.22

53

Moray

19

864

0.02

45.47

54

Perth and Kinross

38

2041

0.02

53.71

55

Shetlands

10

566

0.02

56.60

56

Falkirk

2

115

0.02

57.50

57

Outer Hebrides

20

1186

0.02

59.30

58

Dumfries and Galloway

40

2481

0.02

62.03

59

Highland

142

11837

0.01

83.36

60

Stirling

10

844

0.01

84.40

61

Leinster

78

7634

0.01

97.87

62

Ulster

78

9452

0.01

121.18

63

Munster

62

9501

0.01

153.24

64

Connacht

31

6839

0.00

220.61

Connacht's paranormal places per square mile equates to 0.005, below the two decimal point rounding.

Greater London is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the region with the highest concentration on paranormal places per square mile - one paranormal place every 1.30 square miles, while the mean is 27.64). Yorkshire has the highest number of paranormal database records, but because of the large land area it ranks at 26 on the list (with one locale every 9.32 square miles).

The median of the square miles per paranormal place is 11.42. Only one Scottish region (Lothian) falls below this number. Population density is likely to be a contributing factor to this, and a future report will cross reference population density against number of paranormal places per county.

Bias may exist against the four Irish regions (Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connacht). The Paranormal Database started to collect stories for the Mainland Britain in 1999, and only branched into Ireland in 2004. This may be responsible for Ireland being under represented in paranormal locales.

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