Different levels of post-school qualifications in Australia

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the different levels of post-school qualifications in Australia and the proportion of men and women who held them in 1999.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

               Post-school qualifications in Australia according to gender 1999

Post-school qualifications in Australia according to gender 1999


Sample Answer:
The given chart gives data on the post school qualification holding men and female in Australia for the year 1999. As is observed from the given data, female Australians were outnumbered by male in postgraduate degree and skilled vocational diploma.

According to the graph, out of hundred skilled vocational diploma holders in Australia, 90 were men and rests of the 10 were female. Female undergraduate diploma holders were almost double than the male undergraduate degree holders and the number for female with bachelor degree holders were more than male bachelor degree holders in this year. This was possibly because many female did not continue their postgraduate and Master’s degree while most men did. As a consequence, in case of post-graduation and Master’s level education, men outnumbered the female.

In case of post graduate diploma degree, men were 70 out of hundred compared to the 30 female. This information shows that Australian men were more interested in perusing postgraduate diploma than female did. Finally the gap between female and male Master’s degree holder reduced and their ratio was 6 by 4 in this year.