Writing tasks
Task 1

📊 Comparing the average percentages of income spending in two years which are fifty years apart

The horizontal bar graph compares the average percentages of income spending in two years which are fifty years apart.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Introduction: The horizontal bar graph compares the average percentages of income spending in two years which are fifty years apart (1968 and 2018)

P1: Changes involving apparent spending reductions from 1968 to 2018 included reduced expenditures on food by around 20%, a drop in payments made on clothes and shoes and personal goods by around half, and a slight fall in spending on fuel and power. The amount spent on household goods did not vary from one year to the next. 

P2: By contrast, some changes involved increases from the earlier year to the later one. Both housing and leisure costs increased significantly. Transportation costs also appear to have increased but to a lesser extent than the previously mentioned areas.

Overview: Overall, in almost every economic area mentioned on the graph, there was a change in the distribution of income spent with the exception of household goods. The amounts spent which differed did so in a statistically significant manner.