IELTS graph 267 - Growth in the population in largest cities
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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar Chart + Table + Line Graph:
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The charts below show the growth in the population in some of the world’s largest cities as well as the population distribution in urban and rural areas.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
Population in millions
Top 5 biggest cities by population (millions)
World population in billions
Sample Answer 1:
The bar graph compares the population in five metropolitan areas during 1970 and 2010 while the table outlines the top five cities with the highest population. Finally, the line graph compares urban and rural population distribution from 1980 to 2010.
Population growth in Bombay and Jakarta, almost 5.5 times, was higher than any other city listed. It's because, from the data, Jakarta has the least number, which is 20.8.
Overall, Bombay and Jakarta witnessed the fastest population growth, whereas Tokyo withstood the top rank for the most populous cities in 2010. Moreover, urban areas became more populated than rural areas after 2005.
In 1970, Tokyo had the highest residents, nearly 16 million, as opposed to Jakarta with less than 3 million. The population growth by 1990 was relatively the same in some cities; however, it was notoriously higher in Bombay. In 2010, although Shanghai and Jakarta experienced a rapid increase in population, about 22 and 19 million respectively, the most significant upsurge occurred in Bombay, with over 25 million residents. In 1950, New York occupied the first position, in terms of population, with 12.5 million while Moscow stood at fifth. But In 2010, Tokyo ranked highest with 27.6 citizens, followed by Bombay and Lagos, 26.6, 23.9 million people consecutively. Between 1980 and 1990, the major concentration of population was in rural areas, 3 billions of city people in contrast with 2 billion in urban areas. In 2010, 4 billion people had been living in cities compared to a billion fewer in villages.