The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.
Percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world
The pie charts display water consumption for different purposes in six parts of the world.
Overall, agriculture is the largest consumer of water in Central Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America, while industry consumes more water than other sectors in Europe and North America.
In Central Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia, a significant proportion of water is used by agriculture, at 88, 84, and 81 percent respectively. By contrast, in none of these three areas are the proportions of water consumed by industrial or domestic users as high as 10 percent; the exception is Southeast Asia where industrial use reaches 12 percent.
At 71 percent, South America uses proportionally less agricultural water than the three areas mentioned above. However, it has the greatest proportion of residential water use of the six areas, at 19 percent.
In comparison, industry accounts for the greatest proportion of water consumption in Europe and North America, at 53 and 48 percent respectively. Households, by contrast, are the smallest user of water in these two parts of the world, at 15 percent in Europe and 13 percent in North America.
How to Group Data
I grouped the last three areas in a paragraph because their agricultural water uses are all more than 80 percent. Then, I talked about their industrial and domestic uses are all small and also pointed out the last area is an exception
For the second area, I talked about how it is different from the others.
Difference 1: It uses proportionally less agricultural water than the last three areas.
Difference 2: it has the highest percentage of domestic use of all six areas.
Lastly, I grouped the first and third areas in a paraphrase because in these two areas industry is the biggest user of water.
How to Vary Your Language
Example Residential use accounts for the smallest proportion of water consumption in Europe.
Example Households account for the smallest proportion of water consumption in Europe.
Example Households consume less water than other sectors in Europe.
Example Industry accounts for the greatest proportion of water consumption in Europe.
Example Industry is the largest consumer of water in Europe.
Example In Europe, industry consumes more water than other sectors.