Changes In Ownership Of Electrical Appliances | IELTS Report Sample

The charts below show the changes in ownership of electrical appliances and amount of time spent doing housework and households in one country between 1920 and 2019.

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The line graph illustrates percentage of homes owning electrical appliances (washing machine, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner) between 1920 and 2019 and compares it to the housework performed per week during the same duration.

Overall, as the usage of appliances increases the hours spent doing household chores had decreased. The usage of all three household devises had shown steady increases from 1920 to 2019. Washing machines were used by 40% in 1920, which rose to 70% in 1960 with a slight dip in 1980, after which it rose gradually to reach its peak of around 75% in 2019. Refrigerator and vaccum cleaner in 1920 were used by around 30% and 5% respectively. Moreover, both these items showed a constant rise, and peaked to 100%. Refrigerator peaked at 1980 and vacuum cleaner in 2000. Both retained 100% thereafter.

In contrast, the chores done in houses shows a gradual declining trend. Around 50 hours of work per week was put into household chores, this dropped to around 15 hours per week, coinciding with the increased use of appliances. It thereafter plateaued and reached the lowest of around 10% in 2000.

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