Stacked Column Charts


Stacked column charts, like the stacked bar charts, are used to compare categorical data.
The columns’ lengths are visually adapted to display data composition. The chart below visualizes the Earth's atmosphere composition.

Good to know

Pros:

  • Stacked column charts, like the stacked bar charts, work great with categorical data.
  • Stacked column charts are simple to create and understand as long as they are not over crowded with datasets

Cons:

  • The stacked column chart can become complex and challenging to read in the case of over data representation. Always apply common sense to create a clear chart.

Accessibility

The stacked bar chart can be easily adapted to suit the color-blind community (see below), by using a monochrome chart or a simple chart with well exposed borders.

Information

Learn more about how to create a stacked column chart.