You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The given charts give information about the number of students at a university in the UK from 1991 to 2001, government spending and types of family economic backgrounds they came from in 1991.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words
Information on the aggregate number of students enrolled in a university in the UK and the expense borne by the state on each student from 1991 to 2001 is depicted in the bar and line graphs. The pie chart represents the economic background of students in 1991.
Overall, it is clear that when the number of university admissions went up, the spending of the state witnessed a negative growth over the given period. It is also clear that most students were from the middle income families in 1991.
It is clear from the bar chart that there was a gradual increase in the number of students who studied in the university. This was 10, 00,000 in 1981 which got doubled by 2001. It should be also noted that the highest number of enrolled students was in 1999 (just over 20, 00,000). However, the state’s spending on each student is seen decreasing over the same period. From about 6500 pounds, which was received by a student in the university in 1991, the education grant slumped to under 5000 pounds in 2001.
Analysing the economic background of the university students in 1991, most hailed from middle class families. This accounted for 62%, by contrast to 30% who came from high income families, and the rest from low-income families.