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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.

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)