# Make a Percentage Graph in Excel or Google Sheets

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*This graph will demonstrate how to create a percentage graph in Excel and Google Sheets.*

**Make a Percentage Graph in Excel**

The goal of this tutorial is show how to make a percentage graph based on different datasets.

**Start with Data**

We’ll start with data below.

**Creating a Stacked Bar Graph**

- Highlight the data
- Click
**Insert** - Select
**Graphs** - Click
**Stacked Bar Graph**

**Add Items Total**

Create a SUM Formula for each of the items to understand the total for each.

**Find Percentages**

Duplicate the table and create a percentage of total item for each using the formula below (Note: use $ to lock the column reference before copying + pasting the formula across the table). Each total percentage per item should equal 100%.

**Add Data Labels on Graph**

- Click on Graph
- Select the
**+ Sign** - Check
**Data Labels**

**Change Labels to Percentage**

Click on each individual data label and link it to the percentage in the table that was made.

**Final Percentage Graph in Excel**

The final graph shows how each of the items change percentage by quarter.

**Make a Percentage Graph in Google Sheets**

Copy the same data on Google Sheets

**Creating a Graph**

- Highlight table
- Select
**Insert** - Click
**Chart**

If the X and Y Axis need to be swapped, check or uncheck **Switch Rows/Columns**

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**Change Chart Type**

- Select Box under Chart Type
- Click
**Stacked Column Chart**

**Adding Data Labels**

- Click on
**Customize** - Select
**Series**

3. Check **Data Labels**

Double Click on each Data label and manually edit it to match the percentage (Can’t manually change this based on formula like you can in Excel)

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**Final Percentage Graph in Google Sheets**