IELTS graph writing # 217 - Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world
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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart:
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The pie charts below compare water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
The pie charts show a comparison of water consumptions in domestic, industrial and agricultural sectors in San Diego, California with the rest of the world. Overall, global agricultural water consumption is far higher than that of industrial and household usages but in San Diego and California residential usages of water are noticeably higher.
Getting back to the details, the global residential water consumption is only 8% which is remarkably lower than that of domestic water usages in Sand Diego and California. Residential water usages in San Diego is 60% which is around 20% higher than that of California. Furthermore, just below one-fourth of water is used for industrial need worldwide which is exactly the same ratio of San Diego’s industrial water use. On the contrary, California’s industrial water requirement is 33%, 10 percent higher than the global needs. Finally, global water consumption for farming is approximately 70% which is significantly higher than the use of water in San Diego and Califonia for the same purpose. Only 17% and 28% water is used for the cultivation purpose in San Diego and Califonia respectively.
To begin with, 60% of water in San Diego is used for residential purposes. At the same time, this figure in California is approximately one-fifth smaller; regarding the rest of the world, it stands at a mere eight per cent. Interestingly, industrial sectors account for the same proportions in San Diego and worldwide, which is 23%.
It is also worth noticing that water distribution in California is even higher than in San Diego and the remaining parts of the world as each sector accounts for no more than 40 per cent. Another look suggests that cultivation represents almost 70% globally while these figures in San Diego and California are sequentially 17 and 28 per cent.