Census Data for the UK can now be easily searched, with the user-friendly UK Data Explorer. Decide on the region you want to investigate and then you can click on a range of different indicators. This first image is a screen shot from the Deprivation in London map. The focus is on Barking, the place I was born, the red areas are most deprived and blue least deprived. For each small area or Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) a pop-up data box shows specific deprivation information. Barking is one of the most deprived areas in London. If you travel west to Stratford, does the amount of LSOA's shaded red reduce or increase?
This map is looking at Renewable energy generation (link here) and is a great map to use whilst studying the energy mix of the UK. Individual schemes with their generation capacity can be investigated.