Time series

Rather than over-emphasising month-to-month or point-to-point comparisons of estimates a time series can show:

  • change
  • trend
  • fluctuation
  • growth
  • decline
  • increase
  • decrease

Time series axes

Time should always run from left to right along the horizontal axis.

Time series charts

A time series with regular intervals can be presented using line charts, bar charts or a combination of both.