### Chap 16 Data Handling: Activity 2(b) Interpreting Bar Graphs

Source of Graph: Singapore Statistics. (2010, April 18). Statistics: Literacy and Education. Retrieved from http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/charts/lit-edu.html

The bar graph shows the educational attainment
of residents aged between 25-39 years.

In one sentence or a short paragraph, what does the graph tell us about the educational attainment of residents in the year 1999 and those in the year 2009?

Note: This is part of the daily work. All are to attempt.

1. More residents attained education below secondary in 1999, as compared to 2009. More residents attained secondary education in 1999, as compared to 2009. However, more residents attained education above secondary in 2009, as compared to 1999. In general, residents in 2009 are more educated as compared to residents in 1999.

2. It shows that more residents have above secondary education in 2009 then in 1999. It also shows that more and more people are being educated at tertiary or university level rather then at below or secondary level then in 1999.

3. It shows us that more residents in 1999 have education up to secondary school than in 2009, but more residents in 2009 have gone higher and attained above secondary school education than in the residents in 1999.

4. This graph shows that more residents in 1999, compared to those in 2009, have education until secondary level or below. More residents in 2009, as compared to those in 1999, have attained above secondary level.

5. People in the 21st century have progressed to higher education than those who ere in the 20th century. Informally speaking, people in the new millennium are smarter than those before them. It also could mean Singaporeans are more prepared for the working world as they have high education qualifications.

6. Little people living in 1999 is able to attain education above secondary level compared to people living in 2009, More and more people are educated these days compared to the past.

7. Roughly 60% of the residents aged between 25-39 years had attained education either up to secondary level or below in 1999 and the rest above secondary level. But by 2009, roughly speaking, there is a 50% drop in the percentage of residents attaining education either up to secondary level or below and the number of residents who attained education above secondary level has increased drastically in 2009. This shows that more people have attained a higher level of education in 2009 as compared to that of 1999.

8. Between 1999 and 2009 many more people aged between 25-39 have achieved a higher level of education which is above the Secondary level. The educational attainment of the Secondary level and below have also decreased greatly.

9. in 2009, people who are highly educated are higher than 1999. Where as 1999 consists of alot of secondary and below secondary people.

10. It shows that more people are educated until the "below secondary" or "secondary" level in 1999 compared to 2009, but more people are educated at the "above secondary" level in 2009 as compared to 1999.

11. It shows that in 2009 there are more people that are with higher education than the people in 1999

12. More people are getting an education nowadays compared to the past.

13. More and more people are receiving an education now as compared to the past. I deduced this as the percentage of people who received education below secondary is very high for the people in 1999.

14. More and more people are receiving higher education in 2009 then 1999

15. There are more below secondary and secondary residents in 1999 but more above secondary in 2009.

16. In 1999, there were more residents attained the educations that were below secondary and secondary compared with those in 2009. However, more residents attained education above secondary in 2009 than that in 1999.

17. There are more people getting higher education in 2009 than there were in 1999

18. More people stopped going to school in 1999 below secondary school than in 2009. More people stopped going to school at the secondary level in 1999 than in 2009. Fewer people stopped going to school at above the secondary level in 1999 than in 2009. This shows that people are more educated in 2009 than in 1999.

19. In 1999, more people attended below secondary education. Very few people went to secondary or above secondary education.

In 2009, very few people attended below secondary education but a lot of people attended above secondary education.