The table and graph below show the average salary for graduates and the percentage of graduates in full-time work in Australia from 2004 to 2012.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Shown in the table and the line graph are the initial level of income for graduates in five separate years: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, as well as the changing employment rate of those who worked full-time between 2004 and 2012.[定语从句]
In terms of the level of income for all graduates, a consistent growth could be observed, with the figure growing steeply by 13,000 dollars. [with引导的独立主格结构] Meanwhile, although there was a moderate rise of 5,000 dollars in the earnings of math graduates, their level had an apparent advantage over the overall level except in the year of 2012.
As for the employment of students who undertook full-time positions after graduation, the figure for math graduates in percentage terms paralleled that for all graduates between 2004 and 2008, one slumping from roughly 84% to around 70% and the other from almost 75% to 70%. [独立主格结构] Afterwards, the following period witnessed an opposite trend in these two categories, the gap between which widened to 20% in 2012. [定语从句]
Consistent adj. 持续的
Steeply adv. 急剧地
Have an apparent advantage over 明显优于…
Parallel v. 与…相似
Slump v. 衰落
To sum up, growth in the level of income was the general trend, and the given period saw a shrinkage in the full-time employment rate.
Shrinkage n. 减少；萎缩