The graphs below show the cinema attendance in Australia and the average cinema visits by different age groups from 1996 to 2000. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

The table shows the percentage of the population watching movies at cinemas and their average visits from 1996 to 2000, whereas the line graph compares the annual cinema visits of four different age groups in Australia.


Overall, there was an increase in the number of people attending the cinemas and a decrease in the average annual visits throughout the period. All age group follows a similar trend with the 14 - 24 years old being the fondest of cinemas.


At the start of the period, 62% came to the cinema. This figure soon went up to 72% in 1998 but after that, it remained stable till 2000. In 1996, the average yearly visits started at 10.3% but increased slightly to 11.1% in 1998. In the next 3 years, this percentage reduced and ended up with 8.3% at the end of the period.


As for the line chart, the number of visits by all age groups in 1996 was between 10 to 15 times a year, with the group of young people at the top. In the following year, 4 groups had a similar fluctuate trend from 10 to 25 times throughout the 4-year period.

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The table shows the percentage of the Australian population who went to a watching movies at cinema and their average number of visits from 1996 to 2000. whereas The line graph contains similar information, in particular compares the annual cinema visits by of four different age groups in Australia. The age groups are 14-24, 25-35, 35-49, and 50 and over.

Overall the data in the table of average visits and the data in the graph showing visits by age group do not agree with each other. The first year, 1996 looks reasonable, with an average of 10.3, and a corresponding range for the age groups from 10, (for the 25-35 age group) to 15 (for the 14-24 age group. )

However for 1997 and later years, these two different presentations of the same data make no sense. The values simply conflict with each other. This discrepancy is the worst for the year 1999, where the table indicates the smallest attendance frequency of 8.2, but the numbers on the graph show an attendance near the maximum values, more than double what is in the table, from 17 to 22. The average in the table should be about 20, not 8.2.


Overall, there was an increase in the number of people attending the cinemas and a decrease in the average annual visits throughout the period. All age group (wrong form) follows (wrong form) a similar trend with the 14 - 24 years old group being the one with consistently the highest attendance. the fondest of cinemas.


At the start of the period, 62% came to the cinema. This figure soon went up to 72% in 1998 but after that, it remained constant. stable till 2000. In 1996, the average yearly visits started at 10.3% (This is not percentage - read the row header very carefully.) but increased slightly to 11.1% (wrong units) in 1998. In the next 3 three years, this percentage reduced and ended up with 8.3% in 2000. at the end of the period.


As for the line chart, (There is no such thing as a "line chart") the number of visits by all age groups in 1996 was between 10 to 15 times a year, with the group of young people at the top. In the following year, 4 groups had a similar fluctuate trend from 10 to 25 times throughout the 4-year period.


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The given table chart illustrates about the porportion of viewers and their average annual visit to the cinema.While, the line graph compares about the trend of sightseers according to different age group in Australia from 1996 to 2000.

Overall, It can be seen that the percentage of people watching cinema had considerably increased.Whereas, the porportion of average annual visit had decreased over the given period of time. In general, 14 - 24 years old age group was the most fondest group of watching cinnema in above all.

To begin with, In the year 1996, About 62% of people were interested in watching movies in theaters. This figure soon went up to 72% in the 1998. But after that, it remained stable till 2000. Apart from this, The average yearly visit in Australia was about 10.3 % in 1996 which further slightly increased to 11.1 in 1997. After that in next three years, the percentage decreased significantly and finally stood at 8.3% in 2000.

Probing further, In 1996, 14 - 24 years age group was the most preferred category of visting cinnema, which was around 15 times. In contrast, 50+ age group was the least which was approximately about 10 times. Beside this, All the age group had shown the similar fluctuating trend from 10 to 25 times in the given 4 years.