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Writing Task 1: The number of households in the US by annual income

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the number of households in the US by their annual ’ income in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer:

The bar chart presents data on the income distribution of US households from 2007 to 2015.

Overall, the number of households earning between $50,000 and $99,999 remained relatively stable over the eight-year period, while both the lowest and highest income groups (below $49,999 and above $100,000) experienced an upward trajectory. Notably, a majority of US households had an income of $100,000 or more, while the $75,000 to $99,999 income group was comparatively negligible.

The income group below $49,999 showed a minor increase in its numbers. In 2007, there were 25 million households earning less than $25,000, slightly fewer than the 27 million households earning between $25,000 and $49,999. By 2015, both categories had seen moderate growth, with approximately 28 million households falling into each group.

In contrast, the number of households within the $50,000 to $99,999 income range was lower. These figures remained consistent throughout the period, with 21 million households earning between $50,000 and $74,999, and approximately 15 million households earning between $75,000 and $99,999.

The highest income group, earning more than $100,000, experienced the most significant change. This group demonstrated an upward trend, escalating from nearly 30 million households in 2007 to a peak of 33 million in 2015, despite a slight dip to 27 million recorded in 2011.

211 words.


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