I am currently undertaking a demographic research project for my employer. We have the data on income, age, sex, language, transport etc and I have mapped most of it and created some thematics of said variables.
Whilst the maps are perhaps adequate from a raw data representation perspective, I am looking for a technique or thematic style which displays statistical and demographic data in a more intuitive and interpretive fashion.
Here is an example of what i would like to improve:
Is there a specific technique or method that people are using which displays thematic data which is more easily interpreted by a non GIS user?
Similar to this question but perhaps with more technical descriptions on how to achieve some of the better cartographic outputs.
@IanS suggested using rasters to generate a heat map type approach: