IELTS Bar Chart - Owning Renting Accommodation
The chart below shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparison where relevant.
The bar chart compares the proportion of families who owned and rented accommodation in the UK and Wales over the period of 93 years, from 1918 to 2011.
Overall, it is transparent that while during the first half of the period, the percentage of households in rented accommodation was higher than that of people who lived in their own houses, the opposite trend was observed in the rest of the time.
In 1918, the figure of families in rented accommodation stood at over 75%, tripled that of who lived in owned accommodation. However, after a gradual decrease, this figure dropped to 50% in 1971. In contrast, the number of people living in owned houses increased steadily over the years until accounting for the similar percentage as those living in rented places.
The proportion of households in rented accommodation continued to decline marginally during the following years. After reaching its lowest point at 31% in 2001, there was a small rise by 5% in its data in 2011. Nevertheless, a different pattern was seen in the percentage of families in owned accommodation, which the number of people living in their houses grew slightly from 50% to 69% during the period of 30 years from 1971 to 2001 before went down to 64% in 2011.
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