Sunburst Chart

Sunburst charts are used to visualize categorical data composition.
The demo below displays the composition of the Urban vs rural road fatalities in 2017.

Good to know


  • Sunburst charts are easy to create and simple to understand.
  • The sunburst chart is a great choice to visualize data composition in a compelling and effective manner.
  • The sunburst chart, like the pie chart, offers a compact shape that makes it an ideal chart to fit into a dashboard and small screens.


  • When sunburst charts are overloaded with datasets, the audience will be challenged to distinguish between the periphery's arcs.


The sunburst chart can be easily adapted to suit the color-blind community (see below), by adding a monochrome chart with borders.


Learn more about how to create a sunburst chart.