Table – Sample
Sample Question 1 Cam 4, Test 1
Thetable below shows the proportion of different categories of families living inpoverty in Australia in 1999.
Discovering Trend 1
•Less proportion of aged people sufferedfrom poverty in 1999.
•Couples tended to have a better financial status than singlesand sole parents.
Basic Fact 1
•The report categorized family from 3 different dimensions – age,marriage status, child.
Discovering Trend 2
•Couple with children generally had a worse financial status thanthose couples who have no children.
Basic Fact 2
•The report was about the poverty status in Australia in 1999.
•The figures are in percentage and specific numbers.
Table – Sample
The table gives a breakdown of thedifferent types of family who were living in poverty in Australia in 1999.
Main Body 1
On average, 11% of all households,comprising almost two million people, were in this position. However, those consisting of only one parent or a single adult hadalmost double this proportion of poor people, with 21% and 19% respectively.
Main Body 2
Couples generally tended to be better off,with lower poverty levels for couples without children (7% than those withchildren < 12%). It is noticeable that for both types of household withchildren, a higher than average proportion were living in poverty at this time.
Main Body 3
Older people were generally less likely tobe poor, though once again the trend favoured elderly couples Only 4%) ratherthan single elderly people I6%).
Overall the table suggests that householdsof single adults and those with children were more likely to be living inpoverty than those consisting of couples.