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The line graph below gives information on the household expenditure in the UK by category from 1957 to 2007. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
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A categorical representation of the spending habits in the UK between 1957 and 2007 is made in the solid line graph given.
On an average, it is clear that the expense on food was much higher than the expense on any other category over the period. Out of the total money spent by a UK resident, around one-third was allotted to food in 1957, whereas for the other purposes, the rate was nearly 10. Of these, the least was spent on meeting energy requirements (fuel, light and power). When this particular spending pattern ( on fuel, light and power) remained unaltered till 1987, there were visible variations in the disbursement styles of an average UK resident on other sectors. In case of food, there was a notable decline, and the spending on this went just below the rate of expenditure on housing, transport and vehicles by 2007 (approximately 15%). The rate of expenditure on clothing and footwear too exhibited a decline, but gradual in nature (10-6%). By 2007, the disparity between the expense on energy requirements and accommodation grew to nearly 15% from just 4% in 1957.
Overall, there were clear fluctuations in the spending habits of the people in different areas in the UK over this period.