wikipedia‘s definition:

A Pareto chart, named after Vilfredo Pareto, is a type of chart that contains both bars and a line graph, where individual values are represented in descending order by bars, and the cumulative total is represented by the line.


Plenty of videos online for this chart type, starting with Andy Kriebel:

Andy shared this series of tips in August 2016 to detail how to create a two colour Pareto with dynamic tooltips:

ExcelR Solutions shared this clip on dual-axis Paretos:

Vikram Ekambaram posted this video:

And a further example is via Tech Analytics: hosts this clip (I believe you need an account there to view it):

Blog posts

The Information Lab:

Ryan Sleeper‘s “Tableau 201” series consistently delivers excellent walk-through guides:

An old series on starts here:

A further guide from is below:

Example workbooks

Andy Kriebel posted a “Data School Gym Challenge” to create a timeline Pareto, and the workbook is downloadable here:!/vizhome/TimelinePareto/TimelinePareto

Maxim Ladid shared a really great, story-point driven guide to creating Pareto charts on Tableau Public:!/vizhome/How-toParetoChart/How-toParetoChart

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