Friday, June 12, 2009

So? What's wrong with the ABS graph?

Yes. The number "12" is missing from the vertical scale:

But what does that mean?

According to the ABS it does not mean that the values or their placement are wrong - only that the space between 11 and 13 ought to be stretched (doubbled) so that the proportions look right.

I've done this (roughly) here:

It looks more impressive (as it should).

But it is still not right.

As Rationalist has noted, the line is meant to end at 13.4 - both the trend and the seasonally adjusted lines actually.

But it looks as if they end at 13.7

I let the Bureau know about this after hours. They'll be working on it today.

And trying to work out how things went wrong.