## Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 104 - Ages of the populations of Yemen and Italy In 2000 and projections for 2050

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### IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

### The charts below give Information on the ages of the populations of Yemen and Italy In 2000 and projections for 2050.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

**Sample Answer 1:**

The given pie charts show data on the population ages in Yemen and Italy in the year 2000 and also projected these portions of the population for the year 2050.

According to the given data, more than half of the population of Yemen was below 14 years old in the year 2000. In this same year, their population from 15 to 59 years old was just over 46% and only about 3% of their population was over 60 years old. In this year there was one-fourth population in Italy over 60 years old and more than 60% of their population was from 15 to 59 years old. The percentage of aged people in Italy was much higher than Yemen in 2000. Finally, the percentage of the population up to 14 years in Italy was less than 15% in this year was.

The pie charts also give the projection of the percentage of population based on age group for the year 2050 and according to this projection, the percentage of younger people in Yemen would decrease while the number of ag d people over 60 years would increase only by 2%. On the contrary, the aged people in Italy in 2050 would be more than 40% while they would have less young people.

**Sample Answer 2:**

The pie charts illustrate the proportion of populations in Yemen and Italy according to 3 different age groups in 2000, with the future forecast for 2050. It can be seen that in both countries the general trend is for a predicted increase in the population of people aged 60+ and a decrease in those aged 0-14 by 2050.

Looking at Yemen in 2000, around half of the population was aged 0-14 but this is predicted to decline by 13% by 2050. On the contrary, the 60+ age group will increase by 2% by 2050 to a figure of 5.7%. Likewise, those aged 15-59 years is forecast to increase from 46.3% to 57.3%.

Turning now to Italy in 2000, there is a similar rise predicted for 60 plus age group; from around 24% in 2000 to 42.3% by 2050. The -0-14 age-groups, like in Yemen, is predicted to decrease by around 3% by 2050 to a figure of 11.5%. Those aged 15-59 years is forecast to plummet by about 15% to a figure of 46.2%.

To conclude, in Yemen and Italy we would expect to observe an increase in elderly in 60+ by 2050. By contrast, it is predicted that the 0-14 age group would plummet by 2050.

[ by - Fiona Lai ]

**Model Answer 3:**

**Sample Answer 4:**

The charts illustrate the proportion of people of different ages in 2000 in two countries: Yemen and Italy and also forecast the data for the year 2050.

**Model Answer 5:**

The supplied pie charts depict populations of different ages in Yemen and Italy in 2000 and give predictions for 2050 based on people’s age. In general, both countries, Yemen and Italy, are forecasted to have adolescent and adult as the vast majority of populations in 2050.

## Comments

Looking at the details, the proportion of the younger people in Yemen in 2000 was just over half of the total population, which is estimated to decrease by 13.1% in 2050. On the other hand, the proportion of adults and elderly people in Yemen were 46.3% and 3.6% respectively in 2000, and it is predicted that it will rise by 11% and 2.1% By the year of 2015.

On the other hand, in Italy, the ratio of senior people was slightly less than a quarter in 2000. Marginally over 14% were children and the remaining 61% were between 15 to 59 years old. It is estimated that almost one in every ten Italian will be a child while almost half of the population would be senior citizens in 2050.

The first chart shows that Yemen had less number of people ages above 60 years in the year 2000 and also the estimation for the year 2050 too. In contrast to that Italy had more people age above 60 years which was 24.1% in 2000 and is estimated to increase to 42.3% in 2050.

Yemen’s population was divided into 50.1% age 0 to 14 years which is estimated to decrease to 37% in 2050. On the other hand people of age, 15 to 59 years was 46.3% and people age above 60 was 3.6% in 2000 which will both increase to reach respectively 57.3% and 5.7% in 2050.

Italian people who are above 60 years old will increase from 24.1% in 2000 to 42.3% in 2050. But children between 0 and 14 years were 14.3 % in 2000 and people between 15 and 59 years were 61.6% which will decrease to reach respectively 11.5% and 46.2% in 2050.