How to Make a Dynamic Multi-population Pyramid in Excel
Create better population pyramids that allow for improved comparisons between sexes and populations.
If you want to select a chart that is also an iconic representation of a field of knowledge, it’s hard to come up with a better example than a population pyramid. It is a simple way of visualizing a population structure by age and sex, which is a great starting point to learn about a region.
However, the traditional design can be improved. In this tutorial, you’ll create a population pyramid that displays the structure of the population in three different moments (1950, 2025 and 2100), something that the traditional design can’t handle well.
To access this full tutorial, you must be a member. (If you are already a member, log in here.)
You will get unlimited access to step-by-step visualization courses and tutorials for insight and presentation — all while supporting an independent site. Files and data are included so that you can more easily apply what you learn in your own work.
Learn to make great charts that are beautiful and useful.
Members also receive a weekly newsletter, The Process. Keep up-to-date on visualization tools, the rules, and the guidelines and how they all work together in practice.
See samples of everything you gain access to:
More Tutorials See All →
How to Make a Smoother Animated Growth Map in R
Show change over time and geography with smooth transitions.
How to Make Your Own Twitter Bot – Python Implementation
Following up on my post last week about using Twitter …
Transitioning Map, Part 2: Refining the Format and Layout
How to make a more readable and more visually accurate map, before you dive into the big transitions.