Percentage of Water Used for Different Purposes in Six Areas of the World

The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.

This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 11 Test 1 Writing Task 1.

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

Sample Essay

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.

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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

Domestic use
  • Residential use/consumption

Example     Residential use accounts for the smallest proportion of water consumption in Europe.

  • Households

Example     Households account for the smallest proportion of water consumption in Europe.

Example     Households consume less water than other sectors in Europe.

Water use
  • Water consumption

Example     Industry accounts for the greatest proportion of water consumption in Europe.

  • Consumer /User of water

Example     Industry is the largest consumer of water in Europe.

  • To consume /use water

Example     In Europe, industry consumes more water than other sectors.

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  3. The following pie charts show the consumption of water for different purposes in six different countries named North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and South East Asia.
    Overall, the consumption of industrial water is highest in Europe and lowest in Central Asia, whereas most and least domestic water is consumed in South America and Central Asia (also South East Asia) respectively. Central Asia consumes most agricultural water whereas Europe consumes the least. Also, from the charts it can be seen that all are agricultural countries except for North America and Europe. Along with this it can also be said that water consumption for domestic use is least in each country.
    Industrial water consumption is highest in Europe (53%) followed by North America (49%) followed by South East Asia, South America, Africa, Central Asia (12%, 10%, 7%, 5% respectively). Use of domestic water is highest in South America (19%) followed by Europe (15%) followed by North America (13%) followed by Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia (9%, 7%, 7% respectively).
    Agricultural water consumption is highest in majority of the mentioned countries. Maximum usage is in Central Asia (88%) followed by Africa (84%) followed by South East Asia (81%) followed by South America (71%) followed by North America and Europe (39% and 32% respectively).

  4. The given pie charts represent us the proportion of usage of water for various purposes among six different countries in the World.
    As an overall trend, six countries preferred using water for agriculture than using domestic and industrial. Less preferred is using industrial purposes except for North America and Europe.
    According to the first three countries are North America, South America, and Europe. The usage of water for agricultural purposes has the percentage of 13%, 71%, and 32% respectively. Among the three countries, Europe’s and America’s water use for industrial accounting for 48% and 53% which have the highest proportion. South America’s industrial use has an insignificant proportion. Domestic usage of water has a tiny proportion with 19% in South America. Other countries follow 15% and 13%.
    As can be seen in the last three countries agricultural usage of water has a very large proportion in Africa, Central Asia, and South Africa with 81% and 88% respectively. However, those countries’ usage of water for domestic aims has a tiny fraction. The least usage of water is industrial which has an average use of 8 percent.

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  8. The given pie charts illustrate the way people in six particularly different parts of the world consume water for their individual needs.

    It can be seen from the pie charts that African, Asian and. south American mostly use water for Irrigation purpose, while North America and European consume water for their Industrial use, mainly. Besides, the proportions of Households using water make up the minorities of the total in almost these regions, except South America.

    To be specific, the proportions of water used for Agriculture account for vast majorities in Central, South East Asia and Africa (81%, 88% and 84% respectively). The figure for South America is 13% lower than that in Africa, at 71%. Besides, North America and Europe just use nearly two-fifths and one-third of total water source (39% and 32%, respectively). In contrast, Industrial purpose just makes African and Asian users consume a low amount of water, with just over 10% in Africa, 5% and 7% of total in Central and South East Asian.

    With regard to Residental use, this purpose of using water comprises 9% of total in Africa and 7% for each in Central and South East Asian. Meanwhile, the proportions of it in America and Europe are slightly higher, with 13% in North, 19% in South America, which is 5% lower than that in Europe, at 15%.

  9. the given pie chart illustrate the percentage of water consume by three sectors namely industrial,agriculture,domestic in six different nation. overview, It can be seen that in all given nation agriculture sector use significant water except north america and europe whereas, water consumption in domestic sector show tiny percentage approximately in all given six area. North america used 48% of water for industries and almost 2 fifth(39%) consume for agriculture but it was half usage of water as compare to africa in agriculture,although,only13%water used for domestic purpose in north america. South east asia and south america used same quantity if water for commercial sector whereas,south east consumed half water for domestic area than south america and there is not much variation in agriculture usage both nation used approximately similar amount of water. Africa utilise 84% fresh water for irrigation although, 7% and 9% water consumed in industries and agriculture respectively. next,central asia consumed has significant record of water consumption which used 88% water in agriculture and 5% least water utilised for commercial sector whereas, domestic usage slightly tiny than Africa

  10. The givn pie charts illustrate information about three main seperated water usage in six regions of the world. It reveals significant differences and similarities between those areas.
    According to the charts most of the regions have been used to water for the agricultural purpose except North America and Europe. In contrast, that two regions had been consumed the water for industrial manners with nearly a half propotion rather than others. On the other hand, the pie charts indicates the other four areas use considerably less than 10%. In addition, South America, Central Asia, Africa and South East Asia had been put up which water consumed for the agricultural section for more than 70% out of total.
    As well as that the highest percentage of a domestic use had been gone to South America with 19% and the lowest part had been gone Central Asia and South East Asia equal with 7%. Furthermore, North America and Europe had been contributed to household utilizes in simmilar fractions.

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