by Alexandra in WMass
Tue Jan 17th, 2006 at 11:04:40 PM EST
Tired of bar graphs that mislead by using different scales? Want to add some color to your life?
What about a little more on european employment statistics and demographics to follow up on earlier diaries?
Ok here we go, take a look below the fold for my most recent favorite, beyond the blue & red divisions, way to present youth employment statistics....
I used INSEE data (French statistics institute) to put together this graph and table. I looked for equivalent data for Britain but to no avail. It seems they don't have their census data available online or I'm too tired to figure out how to maneuver their site.
I love population pyramid so maybe I'm just biased but I think this one of the best way to present lots of data in a clear manner. There are many other interesting versions of this pyramid that you can create if you have access to the raw census data. For example you can look at the same data but by family income level comparing individuals in the highest and the lowest income quintiles.
So what does this add to the earlier discussion of youth unemployment rates? Well we'd really need the data for other countries to say more. However, it does show that many in the 15-24 age group in are in school. It also shows the difference in the 15-19 & the 20-24 age groups. The younger youth mask the higher unemployment rate of older youth if you combine them.
What do you think? What are your favorite ways of presenting complex statistics in a simple manner?