IELTS Writing Task: 1 (Bar Chart)
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the percentage of whole world population in four countries from 1950 to 2000,, with projections till 2050.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
A glance at the bar chart reveals information about the proportion of the population in India, China, the USA, and Japan in 1950 and 2000, and also indicates the projections for 2050.
Overall, Japan had the least population in the given period, and it is clear from the graph that China had the highest percentage of the world population in 1950 and 2000, but estimates show that India will take the lead by 2050.
In 1950, China accounted for a little over a quarter of the world’s population. Although it decreased to a little under a quarter, it was still the highest in 2000, compared to the other three countries. It is estimated that the population of China will continue to drop and would reach approximately 19% by 2050. On the other hand, India showed an opposing trend to China. In 1950, where the population of India was 15% of the world’s population. It rose to approximately 19% by the year 2000, and it is expected to grow and reach nearly over 20%, which would be the highest among the other given countries by 2050.
When it comes to the population of the USA and Japan, both showed a decrease from 1950 to 2000. It is predicted that the percentage will remain same in the USA, whereas in Japan, the population is expected to decrease to approximately 3% by 2050.
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