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Benefits & pitfalls

Benefits & pitfalls: 100% stacked bar chart

  • 100% stacked bar-charts can mislead users into thinking the data values represented by the different bars are the same (as the heights of the bars are 100%). This needs to be made clear on the visualisation.

How to create your own

Create your own: 100% stacked bar chart

  • 100% stacked bar charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.

Measuring statements from survey

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A survey gives a list of statements to choose from - from weak to strong statements. This shows that the sample was split between negative and positive views on the Government's role.
Average rating: 5.7 (3 votes)

Opinion ranking

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Shows the sample's level of concern about poverty in poor countries. Sample is categorised between the sample's segments (eg., activists, sympathisers).
Average rating: 6.7 (3 votes)

Pictorial stacked percentage chart

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Percentage of carbon cost for various activities involved in making one bottle of Innocent smoothie vs one can of Coke.<br /><br />There is a major misleading aspect to this visualisation: The use of varying widths for the two bars suggests to the viewer that the coke can produces significantly more CO2 than the smoothie bottle. Examination of the text shows that this is not the case.
Average rating: 6 (5 votes)

Pie and zoom-in-stacked column

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Ethnic minority breakdown in a Rotherham ward.
Average rating: 10 (2 votes)

Scarf chart of income tax by income level

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This chart shows contribution towards total UK Income Tax that each income group (broken down by percentage) makes. From this, we can see that taxpayers with the highest 10% of income paid just over half of all Income Tax for the time period shown. Connectors between the columns therefore indicate each group's relative contribution.
Average rating: 0 (1 votes)

Stacked bar chart

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Stacked bar chart comparing citizens advice bureau issues for different geographical areas.
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Stacked Bar Chart

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Qualifi cations as a percentage of working age population 2008 in Bristol. Stacked bar charts allow direct comparisons between the partition of a variable for two or more geographical areas. In the example, the differences between Bristol and the region are easy to see.
Average rating: 4.5 (2 votes)