How to Make Butterfly 🦋 Chart

The insertion of a butterfly graph, which is also known as a tornado chart, is going to be done in a simple step-by-step format without any complications.

But first, you need this kind of data:


How to create the Butterfly Chart?

Click on any part of the data (1), insert (2), and bar chart (3), then stacked bar (4).

insert stacked bar

Click on Design.

ribbon design

Click on Add chart element (1), Legends (2), and Top (3).

add legend top

Right click on one of the series (1) and Select Data (2).

right click select data

Click on the arrows to sort the series Padding South, South, Gap, North, and Padding North (1), and press ok (2).

sort series

Right-click on padding North (1), and click on no fill (2).

Right click padding North

Click on no fill.

no fill

Note: You should repeat previous steps on Gap, and Padding north series.

Right-click on the gap (1). Add data labels twice (2 & 3).

butterfly chart add data labels

Right-click on gap (1), and choose Format Data Labels (2).

butterfly chart format data labels

Check category name (1), and uncheck values (2).

butterfly chart category name value uncheck

Right-click on the x axis (1), and choose format axis (2).

butterfly chart format axis

Click labels (1), and choose "None" in the labels position (2).

butterfly chart labels position

Click on the line, and press delete.

butterfly chart delete line

Click on Padding North, Gap, and Padding South, and then press delete.

butterfly chart delete padding

Stretch the legends so both the south and North is showing on their sides.

butterfly chart stretch legend

In conclusion, you can keep working on the chart as you please.

butterfly chart example

You can download free Butterfly Chart template here.