Stacked Bar Charts
Stacked bar charts are used to compare categorical data.
The bars’ lengths are a good visual indicator for comparison. The chart below illustrates the comparison between various categorical data such as, varying professions, and men vs. women. The data on the x-axis represents the professions, and the data on the y-axis displays the percentage of women vs. men in each particular profession.
Good to know
- Stacked bar charts, similar to the stacked column charts, work great together with categorical data.
- Stacked bar charts are an excellent choice for restricted screens such as phones and tablets, as you can fit a lot of data vertically and users can scroll up and down to get insights.
- Typically stacked bar charts are restricted to categorical data only (not versatile chart type).