# The chart below gives information on the percentage of Canadians gave money to charitable organisations by age range for the years 2000 and 2015. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words – ielts 7 band essay – writing task 1

## Introduction

The graph explores the levels of donation among Canadians of varying ages. In general, more Canadians donated money to nonprofits in 2000 than they did in 2015. However, the donor rate did not change uniformly across all age groups in terms of trends over time.

## Body paragraph 1

In 2000, the percentage of Canadians who gave to charity ranged from the highest 39% in the age group of 35 to 49 to the lowest 20% in the 18 to 24 age group. These numbers drastically declined to 34% and 11%, respectively, by 2015. Moreover, the proportion of donors in the population aged 25 to 34 fell from 29% in 2000 to 25% in 2015.

## Body paragraph 2

Between 2000 and 2015, the proportion of donors between the ages of 18 and 49 decreased, but older Canadians experienced the opposite trend. For instance, the proportion of donors among those aged 50 to 64 increased by 4% to reach almost 38%, the highest proportion for 2015. Older seniors over 65 had a percentage, of 34%, and it was still slightly higher than the 31% figure from 2000.

## Conclusion

In conclusion, donors between the ages of 18 and 24 donated less than those in other age groups, while those between the ages of 35 and 49 donated the most.