It’s raining cats and dogs! No, I lied, it’s not.
But I wanted to do so more data viz and work with some more open data.
So for this quick plot I present, Cat and Dog Licenses in the City of Toronto for 2012, visualized!
Above in the top pane is the number of licensed cats and dogs per postal code (or Forward Sortation Area, FSA). I really would like to have produced a filled map (chloropleth) with the different postal code areas, however Tableau unfortunately does not have Canadian postal code boundaries, just lat/lon and getting geographic data in is a bit of an arduous process.
I needed something to plot given that I just had counts of cat and dog licenses per FSA, so threw up a scatter and there is amazing correlation! Surprise, surprise – this is just the third variable, and I bet that if you found a map of (human) population density by postal code you’d see why the two quantities are so closely related. Or perhaps not – this is just my assumption – maybe some areas of the GTA are better about getting their pets licensed or have more cats and dogs. Interesting food for thought.
Above is the number of licenses per breed type. Note that the scale is logarithmic for both as the “hairs” (domestic shorthair, domestic mediumhair and domestic longhair) dominate for cats and I wanted to keep the two graphs consistent.
The graphs are searchable by keyword, try it out!
Also I find it shocking that the second most popular breed of dog was Shih Tzu and the fourth most type of cat was Siamese – really?
Toronto Animal Services