Donut Chart

Donut charts, like pie charts, are used to compare categorical data.
The demo below displays the car's registration by February 2020 in Norway; the demo is a comparison of the data of electric cars, hybrids, diesel, and petrol cars.

Good to know


  • Donut charts, like pie charts, are easy to create and understand.
  • The donut chart, similar to the pie chart, offers a compact shape that makes it an excellent choice to fit into a dashboard and/or small screens.


  • Take caution to not overload the chart with excessive categories. This could result in confusion among the audience due to the crowded data in a compact chart. Alternatively, one can use a treemap to visualize a large data set.
  • Donut charts are limited to a single time frame, as it is not possible to show data trends overtime.


The donut chart can be easily adapted to suit the color-blind community (see below), by either adding a pattern fill chart or a or a monochrome chart.


Learn more about how to create pie charts.