Infographic Workbook

How did I find the data?

My initial idea was to compare the cost of the UK’s war in Syria & Iraq and compare it to the the deficit in the NHS. However after failing to source an appropriate dataset I decided to look elsewhere for a story. 

I settled for reasons for divorce statistics I found on the ONS website.

Why did I choose it?

I was struggling to find some data that I could structure out into a graphic however felt like this data set was clear enough for me to do.

What I noticed about the data

I was expecting to see big changes in the reasons for the divorce however due to the change in the sample size in the data I acquired from different years it changed only marginally in certain categorises.

Editorial Issues?

I encountered a few issues during the research of the data. The main one being the fact that I could only find data for the last 20 years; I would have preferred a broader time period of maybe 50 years to fully see a change.

I also struggled initially finding the dataset however after I stumbled upon the set I eventually chose I was confident I could lay it out how I wanted.

Approach

I decided I wanted a colourful design so that was at the forefront of my mind when planning and designing it.

I wasn’t too sure initially on how I was going to present the data however drew information from ‘Information is beautiful’ by David McCandless.

 

LINKS/SOURCES USED

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?keywords=Divorce+&publication_filter_option=all&topics%5B%5D=all&departments%5B%5D=all&official_document_status=all&world_locations%5B%5D=all&from_date=&to_date=

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/divorce/datasets/divorcesinenglandandwales

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/the-nine-most-common-reasons-couples-get-divorce-a6875356.html

https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2010/jan/28/divorce-rates-marriage-ons

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/key_statistics/d.htm#divorce

‘Information is Beautiful’ by David McCandless