A regular area chart serves the same purpose as a line chart. It helps us visualize trends over time. A 100% stacked area chart, on the other hand, allows us to see how different categories contributed to the total over a period of time. This is something, which we cannot show with a simple line chart. Whenever we want to learn how a variable or a set of variables developed over time, we can use an area chart to visualize that development over time.
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