Writing Task 1: Band 9
The bar chart illustrates the proportions of Canadian donors of various age profiles in 2000 and 15 years later.
Overall, in both years, the shares of donors aged 35 or more were relatively higher than those of the younger age categories. It’s also evident that while the figures for 18-24-, 25-34- and 35-49-year-olds declined, those for the other two age groups showed growth.
Regarding the first three age ranges, we can see that only a fifth of 18-24-year-olds became donors in 2000, but this proportion had almost halved by 2015. The figures for 25-34 age range also declined, albeit by a smaller margin, from just under 30% in 2000 to a quarter in 2015. Despite being greater than the previous two age groups in both years, the rate of adult donors falling into the 35-49 age bracket also saw a decline from roughly 38% to 34% over this period.
As for the two older age profiles of the spectrum, by contrast, they both witnessed a rise. For example, those aged between 50 and 64 witnessed a nearly 4% increase (from about a third to 38%), whereas their older counterparts (aged 65 or more) experienced a 3% climb from around 31% to 34% between 2000 and 2015.