Tag Archives: Global

Bar-line chart showing players with the most goals scored in World Cup matches

The bar-line chart below shows the numbers of goals scored in World Cup matches by the top 22 players. The bar indicates the number of goals and line shows the number of goals per game. In addition, we use data rows to list the number of games each athlete played in.

Miroslav Klose has scored the most the goals with 16 across 24 games. France’s Just Fontaine and Hungary’s Sándor Kocsis took only 6 and 5 games, respectively, to score 13 and 11 goals, having highest goals/game average and more than double the next highest.

Bar-line chart showing the 22 of the overall top goal scorers in World Cup matches

Bar-line chart showing players with the most goals and their average goals per game in World Cup matches

This chart was built using the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint on a Mac.

Scatter plot showing changes in male and female tobacco smoking rates from 2000 to 2015

The scatter chart below shows the change in male and female tobacco smoking rates in different countries between 2000 and 2015. In addition, countries are color-coded by their income levels.

Almost all countries have seen female smoking rates drop – the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic are the two exceptions. Male smoking rates have also dropped in most countries. However, several African and Middle Eastern countries saw a rise.  The shaded green area indicates the part of the chart where both female and male smoking rates dropped.

2x2 scatter plot showing change in smoking rates in different countries

Changes in smoking rates between 2000 and 2015 in various countries depicted in scatter diagram

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Bar chart showing top 10 countries by internet speed

The bar chart below shows the top countries by average internet speed in Q4 of 2015. South Korea holds a significant advantage, almost 8Mpbs faster than second place Sweden. Data rows are used to show the percent of requests that were above 10 and 15Mbps. Includes business and residential connection speeds but excludes mobile connections.

PowerPoint bar chart illustrating countries with fastest internet connections

Bar chart showing top 10 countries by internet speed (Q4 2015 Mbps)

This chart was built with the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint.

2018 Winter Olympic medals normalized by team size

The bar-mekko chart below shows the number of Olympic medals won normalized by the team size. The width of each column represents the size of the team representing the country and height represents the medals they won per team member. As such, the area of the represents the number of medals won. 3 segments are used to separate out gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Visualizations of Olympic results typically show the total number of medals won by each country. However, each country sends different number of athletes based on a number of factors including qualifications. Showing the number of medals won normalized to team size would highlight the strengths of different teams.

The Netherlands won a shocking 0.61 medals per athlete they sent. Almost twice as much as the next closest country, Norway, which one the most medals. The Netherlands dominates speed skating which represents all the medals they won.

2018 Winter Olympic medals variable width bar chart

Bar-mekko chart showing 2018 Winter Olympic medals normalized by team size

This chart was built with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac and the Aploris add-in.

Link between health spending and life expectancy

The scatter chart below shows the relationship between life expectancy and health expenditure for a variety of countries. The x-axis shows life expectancy at birth and the y-axis shows healthcare spend per capita for each year of life expectancy (in 2010 international dollars). Countries are color coded based on their region.

In general, the more countries spend on healthcare the longer their citizens live.  However, the US is a significant outlier. The US spends much more than any other country but its life expectancy is below many. The source article (https://ourworldindata.org/the-link-between-life-expectancy-and-health-spending-us-focus) plots health expenditure per capita on the y-axis (instead of healthcare spend per capita for each year of life expectancy). However, we find that their visualization is not as effective in calling out the US as an outlier.

Scatter plot showing healthcare spending/life expectancy

Scatter plot showing the relationship between health spending and life expectancy

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Comparing the length of top metro systems globally

The bar chart below compares the length, measured in kilometers, of the top 15 metro systems globally. In addition, the yearly ridership and number of stations are listed in data rows below the chart.

China has a clear lead with 6 cities in the top 15! In addition, Shanghai and Beijing have significantly longer systems than any others.

Length of metro systems shown in bar chart

Bar chart comparing the length, ridership and number of stations in the top 15 metro systems globally

This chart was built with the Aploris add-in on PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

Worldwide cereal production, utilization, and stocks

The combination bar-line chart below shows worldwide cereal production, utilization, and stocks on a yearly basis. In addition, a data row is used to compare the stock levels with the utilization. To clearly show the data, which is spread over a large range, two axes are used. The left axis begins at 1800 million tonnes to amplify the delta between production and utilization.

Production has consistently been higher than utilization which leads to an increase in the available stocks. Further stock levels as a fraction of utilization have also increased slightly.

Bar-line chart showing worldwide cereal production, utilization, and stocks

Cereal production and utilization depicted in a combination bar-line chart

This chart was built using PowerPoint 2016 for Mac and the Aploris PowerPoint add-in.

Stacked bar chart showing country-specific survey on the world’s economic power

The stacked bar chart below shows survey data by country: “Today, which one of the following do you think is the world’s leading economic power?”. Survey conducted by Pew Research Center.

Australia, Canada, and large parts of Europe consider China to be the economic leader while the rest of the world general points to the USA. The percentage point difference between US and China is shown in data column to the right of the chart. Respondents in Japan and South Korea strongly considered the US as the leading economic power while Australian respondents most favored China.

Survey data on the world’s economic power plotted in bar chart

Stacked bar chart showing country-specific survey data on the world’s top economic power

This chart was built using PowerPoint 2016 for Mac and the Aploris add-in.