Band 8 IELTS report sample | Access to refrigerator, electricity and water among people in Ghana
The graph below shows the percentage of households, grouped by poverty, on the basis of access to refrigerator, electricity and water in Ghana for the year 1991/1992 to 1998/1999.
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The bar chart compares the access to facilities such as refrigerator, electricity and water among the very poor, the poor and the non poor in Ghana in 1991-1992 and in 1998-1999. Overall, access to refrigerator, electricity and water increased significantly among the non poor during the period. The percentage of the very poor and the poor who had the facility of refrigerator, electricity and water either decreased or remained almost the same. Only 3% of the very poor had refrigerator in 1991-1992 and it remained the same during 1998-1999. While 11% of the poor had refrigerators during the 1991-92 period, that figure dropped to 7% by 1998-99. As for electricity, 48% of the very poor households had access to it in 1991-92, but only 34% of them enjoyed that facility in 1998-92. The access to electricity among the poor also declined from 57% in 1991-92 to 48% in 1998-99. There was no significant change in the percentage of households with access to water during the given time periods. Meanwhile, among the non poor, the access to refrigerator, electricity and water increased from 1991-92 to 1998-99.