Average weekly household expenditure by region, 2007-09

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The given bar chart presents data on average weekly household expenditure by region, 2007-09.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Average weekly household expenditure in England (£)

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Source: ONS, Family Spending 2010

Sample Answer:

The provided bar graph gives data on the weekly household expenses on different regions of United Kingdom from 2007 to 2009. Overall, the average weekly holiday in UK was over 450 Pounds” and in London this expenditure was highest amounting over 550 Pounds. The information was taken from ONS, Family Spending 2010 statistics.

As is observed from the graph, household expenditure in a week was just over 450 Pound on an average and among the given 9 regions this expenditure was between 380 to 560 Pounds. The average household expenditure in London was over 550 Pounds and that was highest. Second highest expenditure in this respect was in South East where the average weekly cost for household was over 500 Pounds. For East, South West, West Midlands, North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber the expenses were more than 400 Pounds but less than 500 Pounds. Finally in North East this expenditure was just below 400 Pounds.