Share of Individuals Using the Internet Visualizations

The article contains three visualizations of the dataset share-of-individuals-using-the-internet from ourworldindata.org. The dataset describes the percentage of the population in a country or a region that uses the Internet from 1990 to 2017. The Entity column contains both country-level data and region level data. This dataset is displayed in the table below.

  1. In the first visualization, I took out the 2016 data for 10 aggregated regions including Arab World, Caribbean small states, Central Europe and the Baltics, East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Pacific island small states, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. To compare the percentage of the population using the Internet in these regions, I used a bar chart with each bar representing a region. Europe and Central Asia had over 70% of the population using the Internet while in Sub-Saharan Africa, Internet was still not available to most people in 2016.
Population Using the Internet by Regions

2. In the second visualization, I wanted to compare the Internet usage for these same regions but for 3 different years (2000, 2010, 2015). I chose to use a stacked bar chart with each bar representing a region and each color portion representing a year. We can see that all 10 regions saw a growing number of the population using the Internet. However, one problem with this chart is that the y-axis shows the summed up values for each year which makes it confusing. (How can I solve this?)

Population Using the Internet in 2000, 2010 and 2015 by Regions

3. In the third visualization, I created a bar chart with a drop down menu to display the Internet usage for the most recent year available (2016) for three regions (East Europe and Central Asia, Arab World, South Asia), as well as all countries inside these regions. South Asia, compared to Arab World and East Europe and Central Asia, has the lowest Internet accessibility in 2016, with less than half of the population using the Internet.

Population Using the Internet by Regions and Their Countries

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