Infographics: A picture is worth a thousand words

September 15, 2016 - Tags: Research and data

This guest blog post is provided by Statistics Canada who is responsible for producing statistics that help Canadians better understand their country — its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

When you have the right information presented to you as a clear "snapshot", it can help you to quickly understand what you need to know and to make better decisions. This is golden, right? One of these snapshots is a golden nugget known as the infographic, which uses graphics to present visual information you can quickly absorb, act on and share in a simple, yet fun way. So if it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, it's worth taking a closer look at Statistics Canada's infographics to learn more about what they're saying.

As Canada's most reliable data provider, Statistics Canada creates a number of infographics on a vast array of topics, in an easy-to-use format.

Infographics are useful because they offer:

  • Reliable information that is quickly accessible
  • Complex information, expressed in shorthand, that is easy to understand
  • A way to understand commodities, producers and competitors
  • Data that may reveal cause-and-effect relationships
  • An opportunity to monitor certain parameters
  • An easy way to share information

Statistics Canada's infographics web page provides socially and economically relevant infographics for some of the following Statistics Canada products:

Producer Price Indexes: The infographic shows you how the indexes are calculated for goods and services, and why they are important for the Canadian economy.

Demographic Estimates and Census Metropolitan Areas: The inforgraphic presents data about the latest demographic growth and aging trends, as well as how they relate to you and your community.

Digital Technology and Internet Use: The infographic demonstrates how various digital technologies, which include personal computers, mobile devices and the Internet; are adopted in the business sector it also provides indicators of e-commerce and website use.

To see these and other infographics, visit our Infographics page, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. We hope you find these infographics useful. Thanks for taking a look at our snapshots!

Date modified: