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Chart design

A guide on how best to structure charts commonly used in statistical commentary.

Chart type

Advice on which chart types are most appropriate to visualise the major relationships seen in data.


Advice on creating clear, usable presentation tables, published as part of a report.

Using colours

Resources and guidance on how best to use colour when visualising data and advice on accessibility.

Using diagrams

Advice on when to include diagrams in your content and the process of publishing them on the ONS website.


How to structure and format your datasets and write effective dataset titles, summaries and information notes.