Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie charts show the main reasons for migration to and from the Australia in 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words. 

Sample Answer:

The pie charts compare the primary causes of migration to and from Australia in 2010.

Overall, the majority of individuals entered and left Australia in 2010 because they had definite jobs. However, a comparatively small number of people came to Australia because they were looking for a job, whereas the lowest number of people who departed the country were to pursue formal education.

In terms of reasons for migration, having a definite job accounted for 38% of all immigration to Australia, and almost a similar number (37%) of people emigrated for the same purpose. Over one fifth of people relocated to Australia for formal study, which was the second major factor, while only 6% left the nation for formal study. 

In relation to other migratory reasons, the percentage of individuals who immigrated and emigrated to join a family member was quite close in both cases, at 17% and 16%, respectively. Moreover, one tenth of the population gave job search as the reason for immigration, while the number of people who emigrated for this purpose was twice.

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