As students everywhere pack their cars full of everything they'll need for the new university term, now seems like the perfect time to look a little deeper at the world's top higher education institutions. While the lecture theatres and halls of residence might seem packed, if you're currently attending university you're actually in a minority, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
When it comes to people taking advantage of tertiary education – defined by the OECD as universities or other institutions providing further training and education beyond school age – the numbers are relatively low. Here are the top ten countries for higher education according to the percentage of the population aged 25-64 who have completed tertiary education…
A bar chart is quite often the quickest and easiest way of showing quantitative data.
If I wanted to plot how much I am spending in each area of my business it might look something like this:
On this chart I can see quite clearly how much I have spent on marketing and how much I have spent on operations. This kind of chart also makes it easy to compare spends but in reality there aren’t many times when I want to compare marketing and operations spends. What I really want to know is whether I’ve stuck to my budgets or whether I have an over or underspend.
Making a bar chart in ChartBlocks is now even easier with the new chart building wizard. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is.
Choosing whether to display data in a chart or a table is fundamental to data presentation.
People often opt for a chart just because it looks nicer, without necessarily considering whether it’s really the best medium to get the key information across.
Consider a simple chart showing test score results for a small group of school children. For our example we’ll assume that they have each taken a test in English, science and mathematics...