The table gives a breakdown of the different types of family who were living in poverty in Australia in 1999.
On average, 11% of all households(百分数), comprising almost two million people, were in this position. However, those(代词) consisting of only one parent or a single adult had almost double this proportion of poor people, with 21% and 19% respectively.
Couples(名词) generally tended to be better off, with lower poverty levels for couples without children (7%) than those with children (12%). It is noticeable that for both types of household with children, a higher than average proportion(比重) were living in poverty at this time.
Older people(名词) were generally less likely to be poor, though once again the trend favoured elderly couples (only 4%) rather than single elderly people (6%).
Overall the table suggests that households of single adults and those with children were more likely to be living in poverty than those consisting of couples.
(1)百分数——In Europe, 9.8% of land was degraded by deforestation, comprising the largest proportion among the three regions.
(2)比重——In contrast, a much smaller proportion of this reason causing 1.7% land to degrade in Oceania.
(3)名词——Overgrazing in Oceania was the most dominant cause of land degradation, with 11.3%.
(4)名词——North America suffered more from over-cultivation, consisting of 3.3% out of 5%.
(5)代词——Total land degradation in Europe was as much as 23% while that of Oceania followed behind with 13% and the least part (比重)was taken by America (accounting for only 5% altogether).