Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 109 - The chart below gives information about the UK's ageing population
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The chart below gives information about the UK's ageing population in 1985 and makes predictions for 2035.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
The given bar graph gives data on the aged population of United Kingdom for the year 1985 and also gives the projection for the year 2035.
As is observed from the given data, there were around 10% to 15% aged people who were more than 65 years old in 1985 in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and UK. Among these countries that forms the United Kingdom, highest percentage of those aged people were in Wales amounting about 16% and the lowest percentage was in Northern Ireland which was about 12%.
The bar graph also shows the projection of the aged people in those countries and according to the projection, there would be a mentionable increase in the percentage of those aged people in 2035. The population over 65 years old would be around 25% and that represents the improvement of the life span of people in these countries. Wales would have the highest percentage of aged people among the given country which would be around 27%.