Bar Chart Planning & Sample

The bar chart below shows the percentage of people living alone in 5 different age groups in the US from 1850 to 2000.

IELTS Writing Task 1 in 2018 - Bar Chart with Model Answer

Report plan:
Paragraph paragraph: show> comparison; Percentage> Ratio; People in the USA> US citizens; Between… and…> …… to… ..; Different> Different

Overview / Summary Paragraph: (1) Increased% in all age groups during this period (2) Highest percentage in 55-64 age group

Paragraph 3: Compare the percentages between 1850 and 1900, give some helpful statistics

Paragraph 4: 1950: Percentage increases according to age group. (Provide no statistics) 2000: Compare final statistics for each age group (enter all figures)

 

Sample:
The chart compares the proportion of U.S. citizens living alone from 1850 to 2000, according to different age groups.

Overall, it is clear that the percentage of the US population living alone increased in all age groups over this period. The highest proportion of people living alone was in children aged 55-64.

In 1850, figures for three age groups are given. Only 37% lived more than 2% of the age group and 47-54-year-olds lived alone, slightly less than 3% for the 55-64 age group. In 1900, the proportion of people living alone in the 37-46 category remained stable, but there was a slight increase in the number of children aged 47-254 and 55-64, while only 2% aged 17-26.

A new pattern emerged in 1950, with the percentage of people living alone increases with age. The proportion of people living alone increased in 2000, with the age group 55-64 nearly doubling to 17%, with 13% and 8% being ahead of the 47-54 and 27-36 age groups, respectively. While 5% of the 17-26 age group lived alone, the figure was 7% among 37-46-year-olds.

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