Desire Lines in Geography

What is a desire line?


When is using a desire line appropriate?


Creating a desire line


Step 1 – info


Step 2 – info


Step 3 – info

Reading a desire line


Create your own desire line

The data below shows the ages of people who were recently surveyed about hapinness in their local area. Create a pie chart to show the proportion of respondents in each age group.

5-14 = 13
15-24 = 34
25-34 = 45
35-44 = 25
45-54 = 13
55-64 = 23
65+ = 34

Download a desire line template

Of course, desire lines are much easier to create using spreadsheet software such as Excel and Google Sheets. Download an example using the data shown above.

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