Choosing the correct chart

There are 8 common relationships that charts display. Prioritise what you want to highlight in the data and choose the chart type accordingly.

The 8 common relationships within data are the following:

  • comparisons of magnitude (size)
  • time series
  • ranking
  • part-to-whole
  • deviation
  • distribution
  • correlation
  • spatial (maps will be covered separately in phase 4)