How we pay for things

Data visualisation, Infographic

Inspired by the Guardian’s UK public spending by government department and Wallstat’s Death and Taxes poster have created this. It shows UK total monetary transactions and the amount of those transactions in cash against the value of the two. So for example cash transactions in pubs/club/bars were 89% of all transactions but only accounted for 41% of the total value related to total value recorded. The visualization uses data from the report published by Payments Council of the UK entitled “The Way We Pay”, which shows the decline in the use of cash over the past decade. The data is a lot and requires you to sit with it for a while and work thought it, but if you view the original report there is a lot of data, which strangely I enjoyed working through and coming up with the graphic. A view from the Guardian Data Store on the same report.