IELTS Writing Task: 9 (Bar Chart)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 

The chart below gives information on the percentage of British people giving money to charity by age range for the years 1990 and 2010. Summerise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The chart examines the level of donation among people of different ages in Britain.

Overall, a greater percentage of British people gave money to charity in 1990 than in 2010. However, across the two years, the pattern differs before and after the age of 50.

In 1990, 42% of the 36-50 age-group made charitable donations and this figure is the highest on the chart. The 18-25s contributed the least at only 17%. By 2010, these figures had fallen significantly to 35% to 7% respectively. The level of donations from the 26-35 age-group also experienced a decrease in 2010 from 31% to 24%.

While donations up to the age of 50 declined across the two years, they rose among the 51-65 age-group from 35% to nearly 40%, which was the highest percentage for 2010. The figure for the over 65s was lower than this, at 35%, but it was still a little higher than the 1990 figure of 32%.

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  1. This bar chart indicates a donation rate of citizens in England by a range of age in both 1990 and 2010.
    Overall, the people of 36 – 50 and 51 – 65 age-group donated the most money to charity in 1990 and 2010 respectively. In contrast, the people in the age between 18 – 25 made a donation the least in both years. However, the contribution of Britisher aged above 51 years had increased in opposed to other groups accross the years.
    In 1990, the group of 36 – 50 had the highest rate around 42% and it had decreased to 35% by 2010. While the percentage of the age-group of 51 – 65 was 35%, and had risen to just under 40% over the years. On the other hand, young people aged 18 – 25 years had the least donation rate at about 17% and dramatically dropped to 7% in 2010.
    The British residents at age 51 and above tend to donate more from 1990 until 2010, with the percentage at least 30%. In the contrary, in 2010, the people at age 50 and below donated noticeably less than in 1990, especially among the young adult (18 – 25 years old).

  2. The bar chart compares different categories of age who people in Britain in terms of the money which has given to charity between 1990 and 2010.
    Overall, it can be clearly seen that in 1990, the money which given to charity was higher in three categories whereas in two categories were lower. In the next year the money to donation was the least in three line but other two groups saw an upword trend.
    According to 1990, the least donation was given by younger peole among other group age (about 16). However then it rised gradually by age and peaked at approximately 41 in the group age 36-50. And next categories of age gave money a bit lower.
    In 2010, people who younger (18-25) gave the least money to charity among other discussed groups. In this year almost all group of age saw a dawnward trend . However 2 group of age (51-65 and > 65) gave higher than 1990.

  3. The chart illustrates the proportion of contributing money to charity made by the people of England in terms of various ages for the years of 1990 and 2010.

    Overall, contribution by the younger people for both 1990 and 2010 was lowest. And the highest contribution in 1990 was by the adults. However, during 2010 highest donation was not from this category instead it was from the senior citizens people whose age is less than 65. But in both 1990 and 2010 donation in charity was quite similar from the senior citizens falling in the age greater than 65.

    During 1990, young people had contributed less than others which is near about 15%. Senior citizens from the age of 51 and more had contributed slightly similar which were 35% for people age from 51 to 65 and approximately 30% for people of age greater than 65. However, this proportion was also similar for the adults of age from 26 to 35 contributed nearly just above 30%. Adult’s category from the age of 36 to 50 who generally earn more than others made highest donation towards charity which was more than 40%.

    In 2010 highest money donation to charity was from senior citizens of age 51 to 65 which can be mostly said as retired people from the community. They had given around 40% money to charity. From the figure of contributions of adults of age from 36 to 50 was exactly similar to the proportion of money had been given by the senior citizens above the age of 65 which was 35%. However, youngsters of age from 26 to 35 had made contribution of nearly just below 25%. And lowest contribution was from youngsters of age falling in the age range of 18 to 25.

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