How To Make A Doughnut Chart In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

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

Doughnut charts are used to illustrate a “part-to-whole” relationship where each component represents 100% of the whole. The most effective way to display data with few categories is with doughnut charts (2-5).

To have a better understanding, we can get started by using real-life scenarios to help you understand how to create a doughnut chart in Google Sheets.

Creating a doughnut chart

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

Step 1

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


Step 2

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


Step 3

By default, Google Sheets will use the selected data group to generate a pie chart. A pie chart will help you to create your doughnut chart.

Step 4

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


Step 5

To create the hole in a doughnut chart, select the desired percentage of how big you want the hole to be.


Step 6

After customizing your chart, you will see something like this.



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 make a doughnut chart in google sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.