PERCENTAGE / PROPORTION
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Percentage / Proportion
If the noun after percentage is plural, the verb is usually plural:
A small percentage of students drop out of school each year.
Never say a big percentage or a big proportion.
Use high / large / remarkable / noteworthy and small / low.
There is a large proportion of people over 60.
Something is small / large, etc. in proportion to something else:
Istanbul is much larger in proportion to other cities in Turkey.