Highcharts Bubble Chart

In the previous chapters, we learned how to setup highcharts library and how to create a chart with required configurations using highcharts library in our webpage. Now, we will learn how to create a bubble chart using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Bubble Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a bubble chart by setting the required chart properties using highcharts library.

 

<html>

<head>

    <title>Highcharts Bubble Chart</title>

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts-more.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/exporting.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/export-data.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(function() {

            Highcharts.chart('container', {

                chart: {

                    type: 'bubble',

                    plotBorderWidth: 1,

                    zoomType: 'xy'

                },

                legend: {

                    enabled: false

                },

                title: {

                    text: 'Sugar and fat intake per country'

                },

                subtitle: {

                    text: 'Source: Euromonitor and OECD'

                },

                xAxis: {

                    gridLineWidth: 1,

                    title: {

                        text: 'Daily fat intake'

                    },

                    labels: {

                        format: '{value} gr'

                    },

                    plotLines: [{

                        color: 'black',

                        dashStyle: 'dot',

                        width: 2,

                        value: 65,

                        label: {

                            rotation: 0,

                            y: 15,

                            style: {

                                fontStyle: 'italic'

                            },

                            text: 'Safe fat intake 65g/day'

                        },

                        zIndex: 3

                    }]

                },

                yAxis: {

                    startOnTick: false,

                    endOnTick: false,

                    title: {

                        text: 'Daily sugar intake'

                    },

                    labels: {

                        format: '{value} gr'

                    },

                    maxPadding: 0.2,

                    plotLines: [{

                        color: 'black',

                        dashStyle: 'dot',

                        width: 2,

                        value: 50,

                        label: {

                            align: 'right',

                            style: {

                                fontStyle: 'italic'

                            },

                            text: 'Safe sugar intake 50g/day',

                            x: -10

                        },

                        zIndex: 3

                    }]

                },

                tooltip: {

                    useHTML: true,

                    headerFormat: '<table>',

                    pointFormat: '<tr><th colspan="2"><h3>{point.country}</h3></th></tr>' +

                        '<tr><th>Fat intake:</th><td>{point.x}g</td></tr>' +

                        '<tr><th>Sugar intake:</th><td>{point.y}g</td></tr>' +

                        '<tr><th>Obesity (adults):</th><td>{point.z}%</td></tr>',

                    footerFormat: '</table>',

                    followPointer: true

                },

                plotOptions: {

                    series: {

                        dataLabels: {

                            enabled: true,

                            format: '{point.name}'

                        }

                    }

                },

                series: [{

                    data: [{x: 95,y: 95,z: 13.8,name: 'BE',country: 'Belgium'},

                           {x: 86.5,y: 102.9,z: 14.7,name: 'DE',country: 'Germany'},

                           {x: 80.8,y: 91.5,z: 15.8,name: 'FI',country: 'Finland'},

                           {x: 80.4,y: 102.5,z: 12,name: 'NL',country: 'Netherlands'},

                           {x: 80.3,y: 86.1,z: 11.8,name: 'SE',country: 'Sweden'},

                           {x: 78.4,y: 70.1,z: 16.6,name: 'ES',country: 'Spain'},

                           {x: 74.2,y: 68.5,z: 14.5,name: 'FR',country: 'France'},

                           {x: 73.5,y: 83.1,z: 10,name: 'NO',country: 'Norway'},

                           {x: 71,y: 93.2,z: 24.7,name: 'UK',country: 'United Kingdom'},

                           {x: 69.2,y: 57.6,z: 10.4,name: 'IT',country: 'Italy'},

                           {x: 68.6,y: 20,z: 16,name: 'RU',country: 'Russia'},

                           {x: 65.5,y: 126.4,z: 35.3,name: 'US',country: 'United States'},

                           {x: 65.4,y: 50.8,z: 28.5,name: 'HU',country: 'Hungary'},

                           {x: 63.4,y: 51.8,z: 15.4,name: 'PT',country: 'Portugal'},

                           {x: 64,y: 82.9,z: 31.3,name: 'NZ',country: 'New Zealand'}]

                }]

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

    <div id="container" style="width: 100%; height: 400px;"> </div>

</body>

</html>

If you observe the above example, we created a bubble chart using highcharts library with required properties.

 

When we execute the above highcharts example, we will get the result like as shown below.

 

Highcharts bubble chart example result

 

This is how we can create a bubble chart using highcharts library with required properties.

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