Actual tests in May 11th, 2023 Writing Task 1 (paper-based): Barchart
WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below compare the number of people per household* in the UK in 1981 and 2001.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The charts illustrate the percentage of different sized households in the UK, in 1981 and 2001.
Overall, the most common sized household in both measured years was that of 2-person households, while 6-person households were the least common. Additionally, while the percentage of 1-person and 2-person households increased, the percentage of all other sized households decreased.
In 1981, 31% of all households contained 2 people, while 20% of households contained 3 people. 1-person and 4-person households made up similar percentages, at 17% and 18% respectively, whereas 5-person and 6-person households only made up 8% and 6% of the total.
By 2001, the proportion of 1-person and 2-person households had risen to 26% and 34% respectively. Meanwhile, the proportion of all other sized households had decreased, with 3 and 4-person households dropping to similar levels, at 17% and 15% respectively, and 5 and 6-person households dropping to 6% and 2% respectively.