- Minitab Express: Clustered Bar Chart

MinitabExpress  – Clustered Bar Chart

This example will use data collected from a sample of students enrolled in online sections of STAT 200 during the Summer 2020 semester. These data can be downloaded as a Minitab Express Project or as a CSV file:



To create a clustered bar chart of the Work Status and Primary Campus variables in Minitab Express:

  1. Open the data set in Minitab Express
  2. On a PC: Select GRAPHS> Bar Chart > Counts of  Unique Values > Clustered
    On a Mac: Select Graphs > Bar Chart > Counts of unique values in a categorical variable > Clustered
  3. Double click the variables Work Status and Primary Campus in the box on the left to insert them both into the Categorical variables box on the right
  4. Click OK

This should result in the clustered bar chart below:

Clustered bar chart for work status and primary campus


Video Walkthrough

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Note: The order in which the variables are entered into the Categorical variables box in Minitab Express determines how the bars will be clustered. For example, if we entered Primary Campus and then Work Status, the result would be the following clustered bar chart:

Clustered bar chart for primary campus and work status


Summarized Data Section

In the example above, raw data were used. In other words, our Minitab Express file contained one row for each case. It is also possible to use Minitab Express to construct a clustered bar chart with summarized data, for example, if you have data in a frequency table. To do this, on a PC select GRAPHS > Bar Chart > Summarized Data > Data in a Two-Way Table > Clustered. On a Mac, select Graphs > Bar Chart > Summarized values for each category in a table >Two-way table > Clustered. For an example, see the Minitab Express Support page.