The charts give information about employment in the UK in 1998 and 2012.

Jan 06, 2024 / Academic / 7:34 pm

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts give information about employment in the UK in 1998 and in 2012. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


The given pie charts depict the way in which distribution of work in the employment sector differed on the basis of gender in the UK in 1988 and in 2012.

Overall, more employment opportunities are created in the UK in the latter year, however with changes in the gender representation.

In 1988, out of the total 23,839 career opportunities, more than half went to males who did full-time jobs. This accounted for 53%, which was far more than the rate of men who worked part-time jobs (6%). However, the rate of full-time employment opportunities of men declined in 2012. Out of the total 29,600 employees in the UK, the proportion of men who did full-time jobs was 47%, while only 7% did part-time employments.

Turning to the employment pattern of women, there was a notable increase in their full-time work participation. The growth was from 19% out of the aggregate 23,839 jobs in 1988 to 26% out of 29,600 jobs in 2012. However, the rate of those who did part-time jobs dropped slightly between the years, and this was from 22 to 20%.