Bar Chart #58: Changes in the percentage of households with cars in one European country

Task 01: Bar chart

The graph below shows the percentage of immigrants to Australia from five countries in 1962, 1982 and 2002.

Sample Answer 1:

The given bar chart illustrates the proportion of people from five different nations migrating to Australia in 1962, 1982 and 2002.

Overall, it is evident that the percentage of Italian immigrants to Australia was highest during the period in question, except in 1982 when Vietnam ranked first among the five countries. Additionally, while the rates of UK, Indian and Vietnamese immigrants increased, the opposite was true for New Zealanders and Italians over the given period.

In 1962, Italian people accounted for the highest percentage of immigrants to Australia, at precisely 40%, while the figures for Vietnam and the UK were identical, at 10%. Meanwhile, around 7% of immigrants to Australia came from New Zealand, compared to only about 2% from India.

Over the following 40 years, the figure for IItalian immigrants fell sharply to 15%, while increases to approximately 12% and 15% in the figures for the UK and India respectively. At the same time, an opposite trend could be observed with regard to the rates of immigrants from New Zealand and Vietnam, at 5% and and 13% respectively.

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Sample Answer 2:

The bar chart details the proportion of people immigrating to Australia from five countries in 1962, 1982 and 2002. Overall, whilst immigrant rates from New Zealand and Italy decreased, those of the UK, Vietnam, and India rose in the first half of the period, but later experienced drops in the second half, with Vietnam undergoing the most significant fluctuation.

In 1962, 40% of the immigrants to Australia were Italian, ranking first among the five nations surveyed. The rates of the remaining countries were much lower, with 10% each for the UK and Vietnam, around 8% for New Zealand, and below 3% for India.

The rankings, however, changed significantly over the next 20 years when the Vietnamese became the dominant group of immigrants, experiencing a nearly threefold leap to 25%, whilst Italian rates halved to 20%. In the meantime, the figures for the UK and India were higher, adding up to 17% and 15% respectively. New Zealand’s rate was the only one to show a downward trend, falling moderately to 5%.

In 2002, it can be seen that immigrant demographics were more evenly dispersed. The rates of four over five countries (the UK, India, Vietnam, and Italy) accounted for 12-15%, as opposed to a negligible 5% for New Zealand.

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