Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to show percentages in stacked column chart in Excel?

With a stacked column chart, you can view the total and partial numbers obviously, but in some cases, you may want to show the partial numbers as percentages as below screenshot shown. Now you can read the below steps to add percentages in stacked column chart in Excel.

doc-percentage-in-stacked-column-1

Add percentages in stacked column chart
More tutorials for charts...


Add percentages in stacked column chart

1. Select data range you need and click Insert > Column > Stacked Column. See screenshot:

2. Click at the column and then click Design > Switch Row/Column.

3. In Excel 2007,  click Layout > Data Labels > Center

In Excel 2013 or the new version, click Design > Add Chart Element > Data Labels > Center.

4. Then go to a blank range and type cell contents as below screenshot shown:

5. Then in cell next to the column you type this =B2/B$6 (B2 is the cell value you want to show as percentage, B$6 is the total value), and drag the fill handle to the range you need. See screenshots:

6. Select the decimal number cells, and then click Home > % to change the decimal numbers to percentage format.

7. Then go to the stacked column, and select the label you want to show as percentage, then type = in the formula bar and select percentage cell, and press Enter key.

8. Now you only can change the data labels one by one, then you can see the stacked column shown as below:

You can format the chart as you need. Here I don’t fill the Total series and change the total labels as Inside Base in Format Data Series dialog/pane and Format Data label dialog/pane.


Quickly create a bubble, speedometer or distribution chart in Excel:

The Charts group of Kutools for Excel helps you quickly create a bubble chart, a speedometer chart or a distribution chart with several clicks only, which saves you lots of time at work. See the below demo:
Download the full feature 30-day free trail of Kutools for Excel now!


  Related articles:

Create a bell curve chart template in Excel
Bell curve chart, named as normal probability distributions in Statistics, is usually made to show the probable events, and the top of the bell curve indicates the most probable event. In this article, I will guide you to create a bell curve chart with your own data, and save the workbook as a template in Excel.

Break chart axis in Excel
When there are extraordinary big or small series/points in source data, the small series/points will not be precise enough in the chart. In these cases, some users may want to break the axis, and make both small series and big series precise simultaneously. This article will show you two ways to break chart axis in Excel.

Move chart X axis below negative values/zero/bottom in Excel
When negative data existing in source data, the chart X axis stays in the middle of chart. For good looking, some users may want to move the X axis below negative labels, below zero, or to the bottom in the chart in Excel. This article introduce two methods to help you solve it in Excel.

Add total labels to stacked column chart in Excel
For stacked bar charts, you can add data labels to the individual components of the stacked bar chart easily. But sometimes you need to have a floating total values displayed at the top of a stacked bar graph so that make the chart more understandable and readable. The basic chart function does not allow you to add a total data label for the sum of the individual components. However, you can work out this problem with following processes.

More tutorials for charts ...


The Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

  • Reuse: Quickly insert complex formulas, charts and anything that you have used before; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
  • Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
  • Merge Cells/Rows/Columns without losing Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows/Columns... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
  • Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
  • Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
  • Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
  • Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
  • Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
  • More than 300 powerful features. Supports Office/Excel 2007-2019 and 365. Supports all languages. Easy deploying in your enterprise or organization. Full features 30-day free trial. 60-day money back guarantee.
kte tab 201905

Office Tab Brings Tabbed interface to Office, and Make Your Work Much Easier

  • Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
officetab bottom
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    M · 1 years ago
    How do you do this bit? You can format the chart as you need. Here I don’t fill the Total series and change the total labels as Inside Base in Format Data Series dialog/pane and Format Data label dialog/pane.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Rijaz · 1 years ago
    But , if I want to make both Value & Percentage in one Chart what is the option ?
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Rijaz · 1 years ago
      Got it mention those value in the Cells which is mentioned in the link
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Matt · 2 years ago
    Point 7 makes absolutely no sense
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Dave · 2 years ago
    After you build the table with percentages as values (instead of nubers), it is WAY more time effective to simply select that table and create a new stacked chart versus changing every data label one at a time with "=colrow". (Or if the chart is already formatted, then simply change the data selection to the table with the percentages)
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      DW · 2 years ago
      But then the y axis would not be correct though ?