The following question uses three pie charts to compare data across three countries. This use of multiple pie charts to compare three or more categories across the same time period is common in IELTS Task One.

Remember to report all the key features (most important data), order the data logically, use a range of comparative sentence structures, and report numbers in variety of different forms.

You can learn more about choosing key features here, how to order Task One essays logically here, comparative sentence structures here and how to report numbers here.

Alternatively, you can take the full course on IELTS Writing Task One here, which will show you exactly how to write a perfect IELTS Task One essay.


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the distribution of migrant workers across different sectors in 2017. 

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparison where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

Model Essay

The pie charts illustrate the proportion of migrant workers distributed across five sectors in the UK, Australia and the USA in 2017. 
Overall, across the three countries, healthcare and farming accounted for the majority of all jobs provided to migrant workers.
In the UK and the USA the largest proportion of migrant jobs were recorded in healthcare, with just over half of all UK immigrants employed in this sector. In Australia, at 43.1%, farming was the biggest sector, accounting for ten percent more migrant jobs than healthcare. However, combined, the two aforementioned sectors provided around three in four of all jobs in 2017.
In comparison, figures for the three remaining sectors (manufacturing, education and entertainment) were significantly lower on average. Manufacturing (consistently the third largest sector), ranged from just over eighteen percent in the UK to fractionally less than a tenth of total jobs in the USA. Jobs in education and entertainment accounted for between around eleven percent (in Australia) and nine percent (in the UK).
180 words

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