The bar graph compares 1980 and 2010 data on the proportion of workers in part-time positions in the nations that make up the United Kingdom. From 1980 to 2010, the number of part-time employees increased somewhat throughout, except for Northern Ireland. The graph also demonstrates that Scotland and Northern Ireland have significantly fewer part-time workers than England and Wales.
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In England in 1980, 25% of the population had a part-time job. Wales has the highest proportion of part-time workers, at almost 33%, compared to any other nation. In 2010 there was a rise in the proportion of part-time workers in both nations. The percentage increased to above 30% in England and to slightly over 35% in Wales.
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Scotland, with slightly over 10%, has the lowest percentage of part-time workers. Yet in 2010, this increased significantly to about 20%, a significant rise. Last but not least, Northern Ireland was the only nation where the proportion of part-time workers was declining. 15% of the population there worked part-time in 1980.
In 2010, this fell by a few percentage points. In conclusion, there was a modest increase between 1980 and 2010 in England, Scotland, and Wales. However, there was a slight decline in the number of part- time workers in Northern Ireland.