Percentage Of Water Used For Different Purposes In Six Areas Of The World | Band 8 IELTS Report Sample

The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Percentage of water used for different purposes

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The pie charts describe the proportion of water utilized for three purposes in six areas of the world. Overall, it can be seen that the highest percentage of water use is for agricultural purposes in central Asia, Africa, South East Asia and South America, while North America and Europe use their water mainly for industrial purposes. The proportion of water used for domestic purposes is nearly the same in South East Asia (7%), Central Asia (7%) and Africa (9%). However, in Europe, South America and North America, this figure was higher at 15%, 19% and 13% respectively. The water consumption for industrial use was far less in Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia and South America compared to other two countries. It is 7%, 5%, 12% and 10% respectively. In Europe and America, they use nearly half of their water for industrial purposes. While Europe uses 53% of their water for industrial purposes and 32% for agricultural purposes, America uses 48% and 39% respectively on these two areas.

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The pie charts show information about the amount of water used for industrial, agricultural and domestic purposes in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia. It is clearly shown that most of the water was used for agricultural purposes in all areas except) North America and Europe. Central Asia used the highest amount of water (88%) for agricultural use, followed by Africa (84%) and South East Asia (81%).  South America uses 71% of water for agriculture. North America and Europe use more water for industrial purposes at 48% and 53% respectively.  On the other hand, Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia used just 7%, 5% and 12% of their water for industrial purposes. In Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia, they use less than 10% of their water for domestic purposes.  South Americans consume the highest amount of water for domestic purposes (20%) followed by North America (15%) and Europe (13%).

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