How to Create a Pie Chart in Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a pie chart in Google Sheets.

Data is shown in a circular graph as part of a pie chart. The graph’s components are sized according to how much of each category’s total there is. In other words, each piece of the pie is proportional to how big that category is overall in the group. Pie “slices” symbolise sections of the whole, whereas the full “pie” represents 100% of the whole.

Once you are ready, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to create a pie chart in Google Sheets.

Creating a Pie Chart

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to create the pie chart.

Step 1

Make sure your group of data is displayed in a clean and tidy manner. This will help us to create the pie chart easily.

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Step 2

Select the entire data cell, choose Insert, and select Chart.

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Step 3

By default, Google Sheet will use the selected group of data to generate a column chart. You can easily change it to a Pie chart by choosing it at the Chart type under the Chart Editor.

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Step 4

Now, you can customize the pie chart to your preference. We will change the chart title to ‘Participant Age Percentage’ for a better representation of the pie chart. Also, to emphasize the chart title, we will change the text color to black, bold it, and also align it to the center.

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Step 5

Once you are done editing and customizing the pie chart, it will look something like this.

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Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to create a pie chart in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.