IELTS Bar Chart - Households in Owned and Rented Accommodation

by Chandni Kayastha
(Kathmandu, Nepal)

The chart shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011

The chart shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011

The bar graph shows the percentage of households owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2010.

In England, people are gradually shifting towards the owned house as we can see the percentage of household in owned accommodation is in increasing trend whereas of rented accommodation the percentage is declining. Moreover, in the late 20th century, the percentage of the household for both the year is equal. We can also notice a little fluctuation in the percentage of households for both of the accommodation in the later years.

With regard to owned accommodation, the first 35 years were very challenging. The proportion of household for rented apartments for these years was around 70% while owned housing was only about 20% to 30%. The year 1971 was a game changer as a household for both the accommodation came into equilibrium reaching 50%.

In contrast to the previous, years, people start preferring own house rather than rented which reduced to 40% in 1981 followed by approximately 30% in 1991 and 2001. However, 2011 experienced a little variation in the percentage of both the accommodation, with around 5% increment in rented and the same percentage reduction in owned accommodation.

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May 15, 2020
my answer
by: Anonymous

The given bar chart illustrates the ratio of households who lived in owned and rented accommodations in England and Wales from 1918 to 2011.

Overall, The percentage of British citizens who used to live in rented accommodation decreased with respect to time. In contrast, The rate of people who lived in owned accommodation increased at a given time duration. Moreover, 1971 was the year when both types of residential accommodation's popularity were equal (50%).

It is observed from the bar chart that initially, more than 70% of citizens lived in rented accommodation while only just over 20% of the British used to stay in owned accommodation in 1918. The popularity of owned residential facilities hiked up to 1971 and the preferences of rented living amenities diminished in same time. In 1971, the same number of people lived in owned and rented houses. Furthermore, the past trend was continued up to 2001 in both types of housing facilities. In last year, minimal decrement observed in the popularity of owned housing amenities and slight increment noticed in preferences of British toward rented accommodations.

Jul 23, 2020
IELTS Bar Chart
by: Larissa

The bar chart provides information about the rate of own and rent accommodation in England and Wales from 1918 to 2011.

Overall, there is an inversely trend between both kind of accommodation which is expressed by "X" shape. While households owning accommodation increased constantly, households renting felt during the years surveyed. Also, in the middle of the graph, the two sorts of accommodation had the same percentage.

According to the picture, in the beginning, households in owned accommodation had only about 22% of people in this category. However, throughout the years the percentage rose almost 10% in each year until 2001, but not between 1939-1953 and 1991-2001 which the rate remained. In addition, the last 10 years surveyed the number of owner accommodation decreased slight and presented around 60% of households.

In terms of households in rented accommodation, in 1918 it started with almost the quadruple more than households in owned accommodation (just over 80%). However, after this year the percentage decreased rapidly and in the 70th decade both categories studied had equal percentages, 50%. Moreover, from 1971 to 1981 the rate felt to exactly 40% and ten years later it was around 32% which practically unchanged in 2001. On the other hand, the percentage rose gently to around 38% in 2011.

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