Visual representations of statistical data are attractive – and worth to build an own website with nothing but (info)graphs and maps … and more behind it!
‘The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. Visual.ONS is a website exploring new approaches to making ONS statistics accessible and relevant to a wide public audience. The site supports the UK Statistic Authority’s publicly stated intention of “making data, statistics and analysis more accessible, engaging and easier to understand”.
The site will be a home to a variety of different content, including infographics, interactive visualisations and short analysis, exploring data from a range of ONS outputs. It is neither a replacement nor a rebuild of the current ONS website which continues to be the home of ONS’ regular outputs and statistics.’
So far the statement of ONS.
More than pictures
Behind the graphs you can find lots of interactive tools.
A calculator to find out life expectancy is one example:
Great! And the graphs and interactive tools can be embedded into other websites.