Pictogram also called Pictograph, is used to represent statistical data using appropriate images to match the frequencies of different kinds of data. Each image has different things in it. It is always interesting to represent data through a pictograph but the disadvantage is sometimes it will not be accurate. They do show trends and it is very easy to read and understand.

A pictograph is definitely not easy to make. Often we come across them in writing and graphic systems in which the characters are to a considerable extent pictorial in appearance. A pictograph uses an icon to represent the quantity of data values present in it. A key is used to explain the icon.
Pictograph consists of title, key, labels and pictures.

Solved Examples

Question 1: From the graph given below identify the following
The cafeteria recorded these items on monday
  • From the graph identify how many students ordered pizza and salad.
  • How many people preferred chicken nuggets?
Pictograph Example

we see that 42 students ordered pizza and 56 students preferred salad.
70 students asked for chicken nuggets.

Question 2: Given below is the data for mangoes sold in four different months in california.
The half mangoes =3
Example of Pictograph
From the graph given below identify the following
Calculate the total number of mangoes sold in each month.
In January we see that 5 mangoes were sold.
In February 20 mangoes were sold
In march 13 mangoes were sold.
In april again 10 mangoes were sold.