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Pie chart #1 – the proportion of different categories of families living in poverty in the UK in 2002

The pie chart shows the proportion of different categories of families living in poverty in the UK in 2002.

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

  • You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
  • You should write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer:
The given pie chart shows data on the different family types that lived under the poverty line in the year 2001 in the UK. As is presented in the pie chart, sole parents and single persons without children were the highest in percentages who lived in destitute conditions in the UK in 2002.

According to the pie chart, people in the UK who lived under poverty mostly fall under sole parent category for the year 2002. This was the highest among all the given categories (more than 25%) that lived in paucity for the given year.  The second largest segment who were needy were the single persons without any child and their percentage was 24%. Couples with children family type had 15% poverty rate while this percentage was less than 10% for single aged person, aged couple and couples with children.

In this year 14% of all household of the UK were living in poverty. Interestingly aged people had less percentage of poverty and couples with children enjoyed better economic condition than the couples without children.


  1. Couples with children have the poverty rate of 15% which is higher than couple without children . However, in the test is depicts that they had better economic conditio.

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