The bar chart provides information about how families in a country spent weekly income in both 1968 and 2018. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and comparing where relevant.
The bar chart illustrates the amount of money families spent weeks between 1968 and 2018. Overall, the amount used for household goods remained the same in both years. In 1968 money spent on food, fuel, clothing, and personal goods was more than in 2018, whilst in 2018 money used for housing, transport and leisure activities was higher.
In 1968 money was spent on food items( 35% ) and clothing and footwear (10%), whereas, in 2018, it was nearly half for both of these items, i.e. for food (14%) and clothing and footwear (5%). The cost of fuel, power and personal goods was more than 5% in the former year while in the latter year, it was less than 5%. The amount spent was around 7% for household goods in both years.
The money used for housing increased nearly double in 2018 (19%), which was 10% in 1968. In 1968 money spent on transport was less than 10% compared to more than 10% in 2018. The amount of money used for leisure activities in 2018 rose to more than double in 1968 (9%).