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How to use countif to calculate the percentage in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-05-09
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For example, I have a summary report of a research paper, and there are three options A, B, C, now I want to calculate the percentage of each theses three options. That is to say, I need to know the option A accounts for the percentage of all options. This article, I will talk about how to get the percentage of a specific option in a range.

Countif and calculate the percentage of a specific value with formula


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The COUNTIF and COUNTA functions can be combined to get the percentage of a specific value in a range of data in Excel. Take the above data for example, you can quickly find the percentage of a specific option with following formula.

1. Enter this formula: =COUNTIF($B$2:$B$16,D2)/COUNTA($B$2:$B$16) into your specified cell, and press Enter key, and then you will get a decimal number as following screenshot shown:

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2. Select this cell, and click Home > Percent Style to convert the decimal number to percentage.

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3. And then drag the fill handle to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and the percentage of each option has been calculated as follows:

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Note: In the above formula, B2:B16 is the data range that you want to use, and D2 is the criteria that you want to calculate its percentage.


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