UK Pharmacy Statistics 2011

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The aim of this exercise was to learn how to harvest a freely available web data set and then perform some basic analysis of the collected data. In order to harvest the data I used the Web Harvest tool and then did the number crunching in Excel 2007. The resulting charts are displayed using the excellent Easy Chart Builder plugin.

[easychart type=”pie” title=”UK Pharmacy Ownership – as a % of all pharmacies (November 2011)” groupnames=”Boots UK,Lloyds Pharmacy,L Rowland and Co,Co-op Chemists,Tesco,Co-op Group Healthcare,Sainsbury’s,Asda,Superdrug,W M Morrison,All Others” group1values=”2349″ group2values=”1627″ group3values=”506″ group4values=”484″ group5values=”355″ group6values=”283″ group7values=”260″ group8values=”216″ group9values=”209″ group10values=”115″ group11values=”7346″ chartfadecolor=”FFFFFF” height=”427″ width=”640″]

London has the greatest number of pharmacies (1217). The next 20 towns and cities with the highest count of pharmacies are listed below:

[easychart type=”horizbar” title=”Top 20 Towns by number of Pharmacies (Excluding London) (November 2011)” groupcolors=”005599″ groupnames=”Number of Pharmacies” valuenames=”BIRMINGHAM,MANCHESTER,GLASGOW,LIVERPOOL,BRISTOL,NOTTINGHAM,LEEDS,LEICESTER,SHEFFIELD,EDINBURGH,COVENTRY,BRADFORD,DERBY,STOKE-ON-TRENT,CARDIFF,NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE,DONCASTER,HULL,SOUTHAMPTON, BOLTON” group1values=”293,247,239,200,172,165,155,153,139,105,98,94,92,91,84,84,79,77,76,73″]