Graph Writing # 138 - Numbers of men and women attending evening courses
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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Column Graph + Pie Chart:
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar chart below shows the numbers of men and women attending various evening courses at an adult education centre in the year 2009. The pie chart gives information about the ages of these course participants.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and making comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
The figures illustrate the number of male and female students who attended four different evening courses at an adult education institution in 2009, and proportions of the attendances based on age.
It is clear that there were more women than men in the drama, painting and languages classes, while in sculpture class men participants outnumbered the women. It can also be seen that the majority of the students were the senior people (aged 50 years and above), while the lowest was those whose aged below 20 years. It is noticed that in the language class, the number of female students had reached 40 people, which was twice as the population of the males. In the painting and drama class, populations of men’s students were accounted for around 25 and 10 people, which were lower than the women’s figure which stood at 30 and 20 people. As for the sculpture class, the number of men participants reached 10 people, while the women’s figure was halved of the men’s.
Based on the age group, it is obvious that the highest proportion of the participants were the senior age people, accounted for approximately 42%. It was then followed by the figures of two middle age group (40-49 years and 30-39 years old) which stood at 26% and 16%. As for those who were between 20 and 29 years and below 20 years, their proportions were around 11% and 5% each respectively.
[ Written by - Darwin Lesmana ]
The bar graph illustrates the number of people, from both genders, who attended different evening courses (Drama, Painting, Sculpture, and Language) in 2009 at an adult education centre, while the second graph, the pie chart, gives the proportion of these participants based on their age group.
As an overall trend, more women took those evening courses than their male counterparts. Sculpture course was least popular but more men took this course than women. In addition to that, we can observe that the highest ratio of these participants was in their fifties or over.
Starting with the bar graph, the number of females who got enrolled in both Drama and Language courses were respectively 20 and 40, and it was twice the number of males who attended the same courses. That trend changed in Sculpture course, as 10 men attended the course compared with only 5 women.
In the pie graph, we can notice that 42% of the participant are 50 years old or over, which was the highest percentage among other age groups. In contrast, only 5% of people who are under 20 years old attended such evening courses at that centre.