Change Consumption Habits of Americans

The pictograph shows changes in consumption habits of the American populace for tobacco and alcohol.

In 1965 about forty two percent of the adult population smoked. This number decreased gradually over the next forty years at a rate of approximately five percent per year. The lowest percentage of smokers could be found in the year 2005, where twenty one percent of the population smoked.

Alcohol, on the other hand, has barely shown any growth or decrease, with the exception of two years; 1975 and 1985. In 1975 and 1985 the rates of alcohol consumption were ten point one percent and ten percent, respectively. This was a nearly two percent increase from the average steady rate of eight point four percent experienced in 1965, 1995, 2005 and 2008.

Chart: Showing Benefit of Buying Due to Cheap Mortgages Over the Cost of Renting

This line graph indicates the contrasting relationship between mortgage affordability and rent affordability, over a period of years.

On the ‘y’ axis, is affordability. Here, affordability refers to the amount of income spent on paying for housing costs.

On the ‘x’ axis are a series of years starting with 1982 and ending at 2017, with five year intervals.

In 1982 the average person spent twenty-five per cent of their income on mortgage payments, and would have experience a sharp surge in costs, resulting in a fifteen per cent increase in mortgage rates.

This would prove to be the last upsurge for mortgage payments, as the mortgage affordability continued to steadily decline from 1987 onward.

Rent affordability, on the other hand, started out at twenty-three per cent or less, and steadily rose to about thirty per cent of one’s income by the end of 2012.

Charts: 50-Year Chart Of Horses And Mules Against Growth of Tractors

This chart creates a contrast of the populations of mules and tractors over a period of time.

Horses and mules once numbered in the mid four thousands in the year 1910, when they suddenly experienced a sharp decline. Their numbers slid from about four thousand, five hundred in the year 1910 to about zero in 1960.

Tracctors, on the other hand, experienced an upward rise which coincided with the decline of horses and mules. Tractor populations numbered at zero in 1910 and rose to twenty-five thousand by 1960. The rise in tractor levels was steady and sure, just as the descent in mules and horses was.

Chart: The Ten Most Common Jobs In America as of 2013

Check out the chart below of the highest jobs by employment status in the United States as of May 2013.

Chart: The Ten Most Common Jobs In America as of 2013

The chart depicts a bar graph of various fields of employment ranging from retail sales persons to custodial positions. It indicates various aspects of employment based in millions. Indicating which jobs which employ the most. The median indicator classified clerical, registered nurses, waiters and waitresses and customer service representatives. Based on the chart as of 2013 the job with the highest number of workers was “retail sales persons.” Whereas the lowest employment would include janitors and cleaners with the exception of maids and housekeeping.

Chart: Wages for the Ten Most Common Jobs In America May 2013

Registered nurses do more than tend to patients and care for the sick; they also know how to throw off the curve. Nurses make, on average, more than $30,000 a year more than the next common occupation, nearly double what secretaries earn.

Chart: Wages for the Ten Most Common Jobs In America May 2013

As you can see from the above chart when nursing is clumped in with the nine other most common occupations, this skews the data, making the average of all workers look much higher than it actually is.

With nurses’ salaries in the mix, the annual mean wage is actually $10,000 more than the highest wage of secretaries and administrative assistants, who are the next highest earners. The disparity between the wages of nurses and the other of the ten most common professions in the United States shows that, while nurses may be a large and not unusual workforce, what they bring home at the end of the day sets them far apart from their peers.