You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts show what Australian school leavers did immediately after leaving secondary school. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 words.
The pie charts illustrate what did school leavers do after graduating from secondary school in Australia from 1980 to 2000.
It is clear from the given charts that there was an upward trend in the proportion of employed school leavers whilst the rate of school children chose to have further education decreased gradually throughout 20 years.
In 1980, a half of Australian school leavers chose to continue their study after secondary graduation. This rate plummeted to just 38 per cent over a decade and remained relatively stable at 37 per cent 10 years later.
The figure for those who have no job after graduating from secondary school, however, saw a minor fluctuation when this rate rose by 2 per cent to 12 per cent from 1980 to 1990, followed by a decrease to 8 per cent in 2000.