The sentence below comes from a UK government website. It's a good example of how statistics are described by native speakers in the 'real world'.
The number of live births in the UK in 2014 was 776,352, a decrease of 0.3% since 2013, when there were 778,803 live births.
Let's try to use this sentence as a model. Can you write a similar sentence with the following information?
- In 2014, 80,000 UK students chose to study history
- In 2013, 100,000 UK students chose to study history
Make sure that you use the same sentence order, the same tense, and the same punctuation. Try to include the percentage decrease too.