The bar chart compares the male and female involvement both in full-time education and part-time education. The chart is split into two with female data on the right-hand side and male data on the left-hand side while the data is measured in thousands and in three different periods of time.
It can be seen that both female and male number for full-time education increases steadily over the period. There was a slight increase for male in this sector from 1970/71 to 1980/81 followed by a more significant increase to about 250,000 in 1990/91. The female side, however, had a marked increase in 1980/81 and less so in the 1990/91. These figures in 1990/91 for both genders were rather similar.
On the other hand, the number of male attendance in part-time education showed different trend to that of the female. The male had a decline from 1,000,000 in 1970/71 to 850,000 in 1980/81 before bouncing back to 900,000 concluding the period in 1990/91 with an overall downward trend. In contrast, the female figures in part-time education started rather low compared to that of a male when in 1970/71 it started from approximately 720,000. After a slight increase to 820,000 in 1980/81, the numbers of female studying in part-time education soared to about 1,100,000, widening the gap with the numbers of male students in 1990/91.
To sum up, the female numbers in both education type and all period showed a consistent rise, and this was the same for the male trend in full-time education. Nevertheless, the male trend for part-time education concluded a bit differently as it generally showed more of a decline.