IELTS graph 249 - Percentage of female employees in three job sectors

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

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the percentage of female employees in three job sectors in Greece from 1990 to 2015.

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

Write at least 150 words.

                              Percentage of female employees 1990-2015

Model Answer 1:
The illustration outlines the percentages of female employees in the call centre, finance, and customer service jobs in Greece between 1990 and 2015.

Overall, women participation in these sectors remarkably improved and almost half of the customer service and call centre jobs were held by female employees in 2015 compared to a meagre 2 to 10 per cent in 1990.

As is observed, call centres in Greece in 1990 had only 2 to 3 per cent of female workers whereas around 8 per cent of employees in the banking and finance industries were women. The highest ratio of female executives was employed in customer service this year but it was still just over 10% of total employees. Up until the year 2000, the ratio of female workers in call centre jobs slowly increased but their ratio in two other sectors remained almost the same. However, in 2005, call centres hired nearly one-quarter female employees while more than 20% of customer service executives in this year were female. After a decade, women employment in Greece in these sectors notably advanced and more than half of the customer care jobs were filled by females while call centres hired around 45 per cent female employees. Finally, the banking and finance sector employed around 35% females, which was more than four times higher than that of 1990.         


Sample Answer 2:
The bar graph compares the ratio of female employees in three job sectors, namely "call centre", "banking and finance" and "customer service" in Greece from 1990 to 2015. Overall, the percentages of women workers in these sectors skyrocketed and in customer service, the highest ratio of female was employed in 2015.

According to the diagram, only 2-3 call centre employees out of a hundred were female in 1990. However, the female operatives in this sector kept on increasing and reached over 20% in 2005 and over 30% in 2010. Finally, in 2015, almost half of the call centre workers were female.  

A similar trend could be observed in the "banking and finance" and "customer care" sectors. Approximately 9 to 11 per cent of employees in these two sectors were female during 1990 and 2000. However, women participation in these jobs kept on increasing from 2005. In 2015, nearly 35% of Greece women worked in the banking and finance sector. It is worth noticing that the ratio of female employees in customer service in 2015 was more than half of the total employees.

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Hi, in this graph you have written about male and female percentages, but where is male in this question's graph? Maybe a mistake has happened. Please, check it...