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Task 1 (Bar chart) – Computer ownership as a percentage of population and level of education

The graphs below give information about computer ownership as a percentage of the population between 2002 and 2010, and by the level of education for the years 2002 and 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Sample Answer 1:

The given bar graphs show data on the percentage of computer ownership from the year 2002 to 2010 both by comparison of total population and education level. As is observed from the given graphs, the computer ownership increased over the years and this ownership among the people with higher studies was higher than others.

According to the first graph, more than 50% people owned computers in 2002 and this percentage kept on increasing over years. After 6 years this percentage reached to over 60% and finally in 2010 the percentage of people who owned computers reached to over 70%.

From the second bar graph, we can observe that the percentage of computer ownership increased with the education level; i.e. the higher the education level the higher the percentage of computer ownership. For instance, 15% of the people who had High school graduation owned computers in 2002 and this percentage were about 60 for Bachelor degree holders and over 80 for the postgraduate degree holders. After 8 years, in 2010, the same trend could be observed and the percentage of people who owned computers increased significantly compared to 2002. 

Sample Answer 2:

The bar charts illustrate the percentage of people owning a computer between 2002 and 2010 as well as the data relationship between having a computer and education level. The differences recorded are obtained from 2002 and 2010.

In 2002, more than 50% people owned a computer and it began to rise over the years. The increase was rather slow however a consistent improvement could be seen. At two years interval, the number of ownership increases by two percent. The highest amount of ownership, approximately 75% is recorded to be in 2010.

The percentage of computer ownership varied in accordance with people’s level of education. A group of people who did not receive a high school diploma possessed the lowest amount of computer. The rank followed by high school graduates, a group of people who did not finish college and bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate qualifiers became the group with the highest computer ownership. Although the two lowest groups created a huge gap between one another, the change of the percentage decreased as the level of education received by a person was getting better. Not only that, the distinction between 2002 and 2010 data began to be less significant as the education level was improved.

Overall, the bar charts depict similar trends with only small changes from year to year. Apparently, the better the education one received, the greater the percentage of keeping his or her computer.

[ Written by – Taqinni ]

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