In my last article, I looked at a couple of ways to visualise the outcome of the recent UK Referendum on Europen Union membership. There I was looking at how different visual representations highlight different attributes of data.
I’ve had a lot of positive feedback about my previous Brexit exhibits and I thought that I’d capture the zeitgeist by offering a further visual perspective, perhaps one more youthful than the venerable pie chart; namely an infographic. My attempt to produce one of these appears above and a full-size PDF version is also just a click away.
For caveats on the provenance of the data, please also see the previous article’s notes section.
I have leveraged age group distributions from the Ascroft Polling organisation to create this exhibits. Other sites – notably the BBC – have done the same and my figures reconcile to the interpretations in other places. However, based on further analysis, I have some reason to think that either there are issues with the Ashcroft data, or that I have leveraged it in ways that the people who compiled it did not intend. Either way, the Ashcroft numbers lead to the conclusion that close to 100% of 55-64 year olds voted in the UK Referendum, which seems very, very unlikely. I have contacted the Ashcroft Polling organisation about this and will post any reply that I receive.
– Peter James Thomas, 14th July 2016
3 thoughts on “How Age was a Critical Factor in Brexit”
I really like this Peter.
But of course I want more :-)
Is there a way to show the number of people eligible to vote in each sector so we can see what the turnout was?
Watch this space!
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