### 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 in 2010 are educated than those in 2000, most of them have completed secondary school.

-Owen Ong Chau Siong

2. Residents in 2010 were more educated than in 2000. Most of the people in 2010 have completed university while most of the people in 2000 have only completed Secondary.

3. Residents in the year 2009 are more educated after secondary school while students in the year 1999 are more educated during secondary school and before but slackened later.

4. The number of residents in 2010 educated were more than the number of residents educated in 2000. Some of the people who completed education until Secondary school did not complete University.

5. The number of residents in 2009 were actually better in some aspects (vice-versa), which means that they were more prepared to qualify for their next part of education.

6. The number of residents in 2009 were ore educated than the residents in 1999. There is a decrease in the percentage value of the residents whose education attainment are below secondary compared to the residents is 2009 and 1999. There is a increase in the percentage value of the residents whose education attainment are diploma & professional qualifications and university compared to the residents in year 2009 and 1999.

7. More residents in 2010 are educated than the residents in 2000, and most of them have completed their secondary school education

8. More people are HIGHLY educated in 2009 than in 1999 .

9. Residents are now more educated compared to those in 2000.

10. Chan Shawn Kit3/30/2011 11:09:00 PM

At 1999, more people were educated when they are younger such as below secondary, secondary and post-secondary. At 2009, more people were educated at a higher degree such as university and diploma&professions.

11. More people has attained further education from 2000 to 2010.

12. In 2009, more people were educated in university and achieved Diploma or other Professional Qualifications but less people were educated in post secondary, secondary and schooling below secondary school than in 1999.

13. More people are educated in 2010 than 2000 and in 2010, more people have completed secondary education.

14. Mark :) :( :&#39;( (^^^) :D :O :42: O:) :p 3:)3/31/2011 01:13:00 PM

More people were educated in 2010 than in 2000, with a big group of people in 2000 stopping education at Secondary, while in 2010, slightly less than half of the people finished university.

15. Most residents in 1999 studied until secondary, while more residents in 2009 studied to university.

16. Most of the residents in 1999 studied until secondary but more residents in 2009 studied university

17. Singaporeans are getting more and more educated and are having a higher level of education.

18. Singaporeans in 2010 are more educated than those in 2000 ,most of them completing university .

19. Singaporeans in 2010 are more educated than the people in 2000.

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21. Compared to 1999, more Singaporeans in 2009 have the opportunity to receive a higher level of education.

22. @S1-01:

Almost all of you pointed out that the residents in 2010 are more educated.

However, this information is not useful enough. You need to use data to support your answer.