Creating a Pareto chart

Plot a Pareto chart to identify the most frequently occurring quality-related problems.

  1. Select a cell in the dataset.
  2. On the Analyse-it ribbon tab, in the Statistical Analyses group, click Pareto, and then click Single Pareto Chart.
    The analysis task pane opens.
  3. In the Variable drop-down list, select the categorical variable.
  4. If the data are in frequency form, in the Frequency drop-down list, select the frequency count variable.
  5. In the Primary axis drop-down list, select:
    Option Description
    Count Show the frequency of occurrence or unit of measurement.
    Percent Show the percentage of the total frequency or a total of the unit of measurement.
  6. Optional: To force the primary and secondary axis so that 1 unit on the primary axis is equal to the percentage of the total on the secondary axis, select the Lock axes scales check box.
  7. Optional: To label the bars, select the Label bars check box.
  8. Optional: To label the line, select the Label cumulative line check box
  9. Click Calculate.