IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Topic 13: Percentage of housing owned and rented in the UK – Pie Chart

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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Topic 13: Percentage of housing owned and rented in the UK – Pie Chart
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Posted on Oct 26, 2023

The pie chart indicates the ratio of types of renting house and ownning home in United Kingdom in 2 different years, 1991 and 2007.
Overall, in both 2 years, owning a house is the most popular type of housing, accounting for 60% and 70%, respectively or over half of the statistics in both years while social housing is the least famous. The second largest sector is social rented home and other housing type contribute a tiny fraction in the total.
From 1991 to 2007, home owner’s percentage grew from 60 percent to 70 percent or approximately two-third. Homeownership is still the most famous after 16 years. While, private renting’s portion still remained the same at around one tenth after 16-year period. This means there was an increase in the number of private renting because social renting and social housing experienced a decrease.
In contrast, both percentage of social rented home and social housing decreased. Social renting dropped to 17% and by 8% according to a growth in the number of owning home. And social housing fell from 6% to 2%, still was the least popular housing type over 16 years.


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Posted on Oct 28, 2023

Overall band: 5
Key features which are selected are covered and adequately highlighted. A relevant overview is attempted. Information is appropriately selected and supported using figures, but the sentences are not fluently linked to each other. Errors in grammar and punctuation are evident.

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Posted on Sep 13, 2023

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Posted on Oct 5, 2023

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Posted on Aug 28, 2023

These two pie graphs illutrates the housing owned and rented in the UK from 1991 to 2007. There are various patterns of categories such as private renting , social renting , home owners and social housing.
Overall, they have approximately equal percentages for every same categories. Owning a house is the most prominent part of both side with 70% and 60% respectively. Whereas social housing is not very common section for these two charts therefore its rates are only 2% and 6% . While private renting remains its stability and has 11% between 1991 and 2007. On the other hand social renting is being the second place in both yet with different portions like 17% and 23%.
At a glance, there is a huge difference between owning a house and social housing relatively during this time. Nevertheless categories’ percentages kept their rates and rankings.


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Posted on Sep 1, 2023

BAND – 5.5

Errors in grammar and punctuation are present. A range of cohesive devices including reference and substitution should be used flexibly.
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Posted on Jun 5, 2022

The pie charts compare the percentage of home owners and renters in the UK between 1991 and 2007.

Overall, it is noticeable that the highest percentage was in home buyers, whereas the lowest percentage was in social housing in the given period.
The number of home buyers was 60% of the total in 1991 in the UK, rising to 70% in 2007. The most significant increase held in home owners. Private renting, on the other hand, remained at 11% in both years.

While the proportion of ownership increased in 16 years, the proportion of two compounds (social renting and social housing) showed a dramatic declining trend. The highest fall was in the social renting, which was the second most crucial compound on the charts, almost a quarter of the total to only 17%. Although there was a significant loss between the years, social renting had still the second greatest rate in comparison with others. The number of social housing decreased from 6% to 2% in the UK.


Salar Agharahimi

Posted on Jan 31, 2022

The following report demonstrates the proportion of home ownership and renting in the UK in 1991 and 2007.

Overall, in both 1991 and 2007 the percentages of home owners and social housing were the most and the least respectively. The number of home owners saw an upward trend from 1991 to 2007, while the proportion of social renting and social housing decreased moderately. However, the private renting was the same in both years.

The percentage of people who owned a house increased from 60 percent in 1991 to nearly three quarters in 2007. In contrast, the number of those accommodated in social rented homes fell from 23 percent to 17 percent. The percentage of social housing residents was 6 percent in 1991 and dropped to only 2 percent in 2007. Unlike the other groups, the number of private renting residents witnessed no changes and constituted 11 percent of the population in 2007 as well as in 1991.


Janice Thompson

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

Band score: 5.5

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