Tableau Bubble Chart – Building Bubble Chart

1. Objective

In our previous articles, we had seen Tableau Box and Whisker Plot. In this Tableau tutorial, we are going to study about Tableau Bubble Chart and how to build bubble chart in Tableau, a stepwise procedure to do so with Bubble chart example.
So, let us start Tableau Bubble Chart.

Introduction - Tableau Bubble Chart

Introduction – Tableau Bubble Chart

2. Tableau Bubble Chart

Tableau Bubble chart present data using circles of different sizes and colors. The sizes and colors of circles, or bubbles, vary based on the values they represent. A larger and/or darker circle often represents items or categories with higher values.
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3. How to Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

Following are the steps to create Tableau bubble chart.
i. Change the mark type to Circle in the Marks
ii. From Dimensions, drag Year to the Filter This will open a new window for the filtering options.
iii. Under the General tab, while Select from list radio button option is selected, type in 2015 in the search text box to find this value from the list of years, and check it.

Step 3. Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

Step 3. Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

iv. From Measures, drag Population to Size in the Marks
v. From Dimensions, drag Region to Color in the Marks
vi. From Dimensions, drag Country to Label in the Marks
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vii. From Measures, drag Population to Label in the Marks
viii. Right-click on the SUM(Population) pill in the Label card, and select Format. This will open a formatting pane that temporarily replaces your data sidebar.
ix. In the Format side pane, under the Pane tab in Defaults section, choose Number (Custom) with 1 decimal place, and Millions (M) as a unit.

Step 9. Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

Step 9. Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

x. Right-click on the Country pill in the Label card and select Sort.
xi. Choose an Ascending sort order by Sum of Population.
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xii. Click on Label on the Marks card, and select the ellipsis button under Label Appearance to modify the style of the text.

Step 12. Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

Step 12. Create Bubble Chart in Tableau

xiii. Adjust the label so Country is shown with a larger font, and population appears underneath it with a smaller font.

Step 13. Bubble Chart in Tableau

Step 13. Bubble Chart in Tableau

xiv. Click on the drop-down arrow beside the color legend again. This time chooses Edit colors….
Choose the Color Blind 10 palette.

4. Conclusion

In his tutorial we learned about the Tableau Bubble Chart, how to create and use Bubble charts in tableau with an example, thus completing another table on our list. Furthermore, if you have any query, feel free to ask in a comment section.
See also- Tableau Download & Install and Tableau Data Types
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