Graph Writing # 91 - The chart shows different level of post-school qualifications in Australia

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the different levels of post-school qualifications in Australia and the proportion of men and women who held them in 1999.

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

» You should write at least 150 words.

Levels of post-school qualifications in Australia, 1991


Sample Answer 1:
The bar graph compares post-school qualification in Australia based on gender for the year 1999. Generally speaking, more male achieved their post-school degrees in skilled vocational diploma, Masters degree and postgraduate diploma than females did while for more female, the highest educational qualification was undergraduate diploma and Bachelor's degree.

According to the data, Australian male and female who achieved their post-school degrees in 1999 were classified into five categories. 'Female post-school qualified' surpassed their male counterpart in undergraduate diploma and bachelor’s degree as they a smaller ratio of females attended post-graduation courses. For the undergraduate diploma, the percentage of females was 70% compared to the only 35% male. Male were predominating in percentage when it comes to master’s degree, postgraduate diploma and skilled vocational diploma. 90% male completed skilled vocational diploma and the remaining 10% was female. It is worth noticing that, though many females completed their bachelor degree, the percentage decreased in masters degree level whereas 60% male completed it.


Sample Answer 2:
The bar chart compares post-school educational attainment among men and women in Australia in 1999.

As a whole, men were ahead of women in terms of their highest educational qualifications in Australia, and three out of five types of post-school educational qualifications, namely - post-graduate diploma, skilled vocational diploma and masters degree, were mostly attended by men.

In details, those who had a post-graduate diploma and Master's degree were dominated by 70% and 60% men respectively. The ratio of women who had post-graduation qualification was much lower. Another important aspect of the graph is that there was a remarkable number of men, 90%, who took up a 'skilled vocational diploma course' which left women to only just a tenth. Since men continued their education and achieved post-graduate qualifications, females with an undergraduate diploma much outweighed the ratio of males. Finally, the proportion of male whose highest education was a bachelor's degree was about 45%, whereas the females' ratio was somewhat more than that.

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Sample Answer 3:
The illustration compares the post-school qualifications of Australian male and female in 1999. As is observed, more female's highest educational qualification was undergraduate diploma and bachelor degree while male outnumbered female in higher qualification levels and skilled education.

According to the chart, almost 90% of males had a skilled vocational diploma, while only approximately 10% of females had the same qualifications. Nearly 70% of women's highest qualification was an undergraduate diploma, and this ratio is more than twice than that of males. In terms of males and females whose highest education was a bachelor degree, females were slightly ahead of male with a ratio of 50%. But if we consider the females and males who had obtained post-graduation degrees, males were well ahead of females. 70% of post-graduate diplomas were completed by males and 60% master's degree was completed by females. On the contrary, only 30% of women finished a post-graduate diploma and four out of ten master's degree holders were females.   

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Nguyen Thuong Vu
The given chart displays the ratio of men and women who achieved higher degrees in Australia, in the year 1999. It is observed that more males got post-graduate qualifications than their female counterparts.

In 1999, 90% of men received Skilled Vocational Diploma degree, while the figure of women who received the same degree stood at just 10%. While Skilled Vocational Diploma saw the biggest difference between the two genders, there was only a separation of 5% when it came to Bachelor's Degree. And it is worth noticing that the percentage of females who achieved this qualification was higher than their male counterparts, and was recorded at exactly 50%.

Regarding the Undergraduate Diploma, it was 70% for women, while for men it was about half as much. In contrast. the proportions of male holders of Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree were sequentially 70% and 60% while those of females didn't exceed 40%.

To conclude, data on post-school qualifications were divided into 5 different types of degrees, 3 of which had more males receiving. Skilled Vocational Diploma had the highest share of male recipients Undergraduate Diploma was favoured by females.

The illustration elucidates the ratio of Australian males and females in terms of their post-school qualifications in 1999. Australian male and female's post-school qualifications were classified into five categories.

Overall, males indicated a crucial proportion of specialists in advanced education in Australia - master's degree, post-graduation diploma and vocational education, and their educational qualification was ahead of females.

Among the undergraduate diploma holders, almost 70% was female, while consequently, only approximately 30% of males had the same type of qualification in 1999. However, an overwhelming percentage of males completed their skilled vocational diplomas whereas only ten per cent females did so. Men showed a considerable difference in postgraduation education, diploma and master's degree qualifications, in 1999. Out of ten diploma post-graduates, seven were males and their ratio was 60% in terms of masters' degree qualification. Since many females did not get enrolled in advanced education, their proportion in undergraduate diploma and bachelor degree was considerably higher.

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The bar graph illustrates the ratio of Australian males and females' post-school qualifications in 1999.

Overall, the percentages of men were higher than that of women in three education levels - skilled vocational diploma, postgraduate diploma and master's degree while Australian females were more in percentage when it comes to undergraduate diploma and bachelor degrees.

Turning to more details, the highest percentage of males, 90% to be exact, completed a vocational skilled diploma in 1999 in Australia, which was precisely 9 times higher compared to female’s ratio with the same qualification. Besides, 70% of women's educational qualification was an undergraduate diploma in the same year. It is evident that the higher the qualification level, the greater the percentage of men achieved this degree. For instance, 70% of men gained a postgraduate diploma while it was merely 30% in the case of women. Besides, 20% more men received their master’s degree compared to 40% female master’s degree holders.

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Ika Utami Wahyu
The bar chart compares the percentages of male and female Australian graduates from different stages of higher education in Australia in 1999.

It is clear that after finishing school education, Australian male and female entered into five different levels of post-school qualifications. Indeed, the proportion of females who graduated from ‘undergrad uate diploma’ and ‘Bachelor’s degree’ was much higher, opposing the men who exceeded woman in other levels of higher educations.

In 1969, the vast majority of women experienced undergraduate diploma (70%) in comparison with the men proportion (around 35%), and that is because men studied further to complete their post-graduation qualification. The number of women undergraduate diploma holders was almost two times higher than that of men. However, the proportion of men who completed their education in skilled vocational diploma was 90%, nine times higher than that of women (10%). The graduated men also enjoyed two higher levels of education namely: postgraduate diploma and master’s degree. In these two levels of education, female were 40% and 20% less compared to their male counterpart. Finally, 60% of male Australian completed their master’s degree while only 40% female did so.

The bar chart compares five various levels of post-school qualifications of Australian male and female in 1999.

Generally speaking, more Australian males had the vocational diploma and post-graduation qualification than that of their female counterpart. Male in post-school academic qualification outweighed the female as they earned more higher-degrees than that of Australian females.

As is presented as a census of a perusal, 90% of skilled vocational diploma holders were male while only 10% were female in Australia in 1999. Among undergraduate diploma and bachelor degree holders, proportions of women were higher than men and this is due to the fact that men went on completing their post-graduation courses. In upper academic degrees, the proportion of men were comparatively higher than women. For instance, 70% postgraduate diploma holders were men whereas only 30% of women earned this educational qualification. Finally, 60% masters degree was for men while it was 40% for female.

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