Bar Chart #55 – The percentage of young people in higher education in 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Task 01: Bar chart

The bar chart shows the percentage of young people in higher education in 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Sample Answer 1 :

The bar chart illustrates changes in the proportion of people pursuing tertiary education between 2000 and 2010.

Overall, the percentage of undergraduates in countries A, C, and D rose from 2000 to 2010, while that of country B remained relatively stable. Additionally, country D had the highest percentages of young people pursuing higher education in all three given years.

In 2000, the percentage of undergraduates in country A was around 35%, which was 10% lower than that of country D. The figure for country A then increased to 48% in 2005, and further to 57% in 2010, while that of country D had risen to 60% by 2010.

The percentage of young people studying higher education in country B remained stable at around 40%, in spite of a dip in 2005 to approximately 38%. Meanwhile, the percentage of undergraduates in country C rose from approximately 41% to 47% over the 10 year period.

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Sample Answer 2 :

The bar chart compares four different countries in terms of the proportion of young people entering higher education in three years, 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Overall, of the three countries, country D had the highest percentage of young people enrolling in higher education in all three years, while participation levels in country B were lowest. In addition, countries A and D experienced the greatest increase in young people’s participation in higher education.

Looking first at countries A and D, in 2000, 60% of young people in country D entered university education, while the figure for country A was much lower, at only about 38%. A decade later, these figures rose significantly to 80% and around 59%, respectively.

Turning to the two remaining nations, we can see that, in country C,young people’s university participation rose slightly by 2%, from 50% in 2000 to 52% in 2010. The figure for country B, by contrast, remained at 40% over the period shown, despite a small drop of 2%, down to 38% in 2005.

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