Tag Archives: Leisure

Bar-line chart comparing length of work week and year for Western European countries

The bar-line chart below compares the length of the work year in working hours (bar) and work week (line) for several Western European countries in 2014. In addition, a data row is used to compare the number of work weeks in a year.

Bar-line chart showing yearly working hours across several Western European countries

Bar-line chart showing yearly working hours across several Western European countries

Germany has a relatively typical work week length but has the short work year and therefore the fewest number of working weeks. The Netherlands have the shortest working week but a number of working weeks above the average.

The bar-line chart allows us to plot two separate but connected values. Two axes are used to take the different dimensions of yearly and weekly hours into account. The axes were set such that the bars and line do not run into each other making therefore the series stand out clearly. This was achieved by setting a specific axis maximum value. We also rotated this chart to help make the country labels easier to read.

 

Stacked bar chart showing average time US adults spend across TV, radio, and digital platforms per day

The stacked bar chart below shows the average time adults (18+) in the US spend watching TV, listening to the radio, or using other digital platforms on a daily basis.

Stacked bar chart examining average time US adults spend on different media platforms per day

Stacked bar chart examining average time US adults spend on different media platforms per day

We can quickly see that using apps and surfing the web on a smartphone as seen the greatest absolute increase (30 minutes) over the last 3 years.  Though still small, multimedia use (e.g. Roku) is also rapidly increasing.

The stacked bar or column is an effective way to compare the total time on these platforms and the time on any particular platform across the 3 years.