The Financial Times has pulled together some interactive visualizations of world demographics as we approach 7 billion people. I would have liked to see the population pyramids for more countries. The fertility/education graph is a bit shocking.
Note: Some FT features require a subscription.
A nice interactive analysis of Chinese investment. Click on the sector symbols below the colored bar graph to filter the data.
Cheap money and slow growth in the advanced countries has led to large capital flows to emerging market countries, as this interactive tool from the WSJ shows. If you mouse over each country you can view countries’ policy responses. I really like these map/graph combo designs – the two go very well together.
I’m posting this more because it’s an example of a well designed
cartogram map, more than because of the content. (via)
An interactive map and table of the test results, showing debt levels by bank.
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National Geographic mashed together income-level and population distribution to make this beautiful map.
The OECD’s Better Life Index covers 34 countries and is based on 11 topics (housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, and work-life balance). The ratings are graphed as (kind of) cute petals on country “flowers”. The cool part of their interactive data exploration tool is that you can assign your own priorities as to which of the 11 topics is most important, and see how countries’ rankings change. You could quibble with the statistical accuracy of some of the indicators – but overall, it’s a well executed cross-country comparison.
A structured sankey diagram showing 2005 energy production and consumption, broken down several different ways.
Visualization of several United Nations indices on education, income, and health. I’m not quite sure what the point of using a “tree” is, but they obviously put some thought into it: The height of the tree trunk is proportional to the total value of the HDI. The size of the three branches are proportional to each sub-indicator. The branches are ordered in increasing order from left to right. The color of the trunk is the average of the color of the components.
Here’s a tree “legend”:
and a comparison of the United States and China:
Consumer prices are moving unevenly across the world. Economic growth, supply and demand, currency values and a variety of other factors drive consumer prices up — inflation — or down — deflation. Bars and figures show change from a year earlier in consumer price indexes.
The Washington Post has updated the population bulge charts I mentioned last month. This time they are interactive, and include three additional countries (Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia). Below you can see the big differences between Egypt and the United States.
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