Last week I explained how to write 10 sentences about the chart below.
Average weekly household expenditure by region, 2007-09
Weekly expenditure (£)
Here are my 10 sentences:
- The bar chart shows average weekly spending by households in different areas of England between 2007 and 2009.
- Households in the south of the country spent more on average than those in the north.
- Average weekly spending by households was highest in London and lowest in the North East.
- English households spent on average around £470 per week.
- The average expenditure for households in London was about £560 per week, almost £100 more than the overall figure for England.
- Households in the South East, East and South West also spent more than the national average.
- Weekly household spending figures for those three regions were approximately £520, £490 and £480 respectively.
- Similar levels of household spending were seen in the West Midlands, the North West and the East Midlands, at about £430 to £450 per week.
- In the region of Yorkshire and the Humber, households spent approximately £400 per week, while expenditure in the North East was around £10 per week lower than this.
- It is noticeable that average weekly expenditure by households in the North East was around £80 less than the national average, and around £170 less than the London average.