The chart shows the results of a survey in percentage terms comparing the participation in various home activities among young people aged 11 to 16 in four countries.

Apr 23, 2020 / Academic / 3:04 pm


The survey results on the rate of young people aged 11-16 in four countries who take part in four indoor activities, namely: computer games, reading, watching TV and board games are portrayed in the given bar chart.

As can be seen clearly, the most striking feature of the chart is that in all four countries playing computer games has the highest participation rate. In England, for example, more young people (50% of the sample) play computer games than any other activity with 20% of young people participating in reading, 25% in board games and 30% in watching TV. A similar pattern is repeated in Ireland, but here the percentage of those playing computer games is higher than in England at 60% with reading the lowest at 10%, board games at 20% and watching TV at 30%. Computer games comes top in Scotland as well with a 40% participation rate, but, unlike England and Ireland, the percentage involved in reading is greater at 25% as opposed to 20% and 10% respectively. In Wales, computing games come out first at 50%, but involvement in reading was the lowest of the four countries at under 10% with watching TV and board games equal at 30%.

Overall, it is understood that when computer games are the favorite home activity, reading is the least preferred one among this young population.