Visualizing demographics; who knew Excel could be used to make beautiful graphs?

Check out this interesting post at on visualizing shifts in the population of different countries. It was hard to visually parse the data, though once I knew what I was looking for (lines that extend outwards near at the top == large percentage of older people), it was easier to parse. (I wish the charts were properly labelled throughout, though the author finally provided examples at the end of his post.) I suspect that a better visualization technique would have resulted in a more understandable result set of graphs… but these are pretty. Hard to believe they were made in Excel!

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