UK Statistics

14Oct08

From the same website of Eurocamp I have found some interesting Statistics that they are also using to sell their holidays. But they will come in useful for my Play brief. I have selected a few places from around the UK and retrieved statistics about what people do in their spare time and how or if they have fun regularly.

Cardiff

  • 55% of people said they spent up to seven hours each month on family activities, including watching TV together, eating meals and reading to the children.
  • 16% spend time engaged in higher intensity family activity such as learning a new skill together
  • 19% of people spend of those surveyed said they spent more than seven hours each month engaged with nature including gardening, fishing and going for a picnic
  • 3% of people spend up to seven hours a month enjoying relaxed fun including climbing trees and splashing in puddles

Liverpool

  • 1% of people enjoy more active outdoor pursuits including mountain biking
  • 55% of people said they spend up to seven hours each month on family activities, including watching TV together, eating meals and reading to the children.
  • Only 10% said they spend time engaged in higher intensity family activity such as learning a new skill together
  • 9% of people spend up to seven hours a month enjoying creative activities such as writing poetry and learning a musical instrument

London

  • 4% of people enjoy more active outdoor pursuits including mountain biking
  • 55% of people said they spend up to seven hours each month on family activities, including watching TV together, eating meals and reading to the children.
  • Only 10% spend time engaged in higher intensity family activity such as learning a new skill together
  • 4% of people spend up to seven hours a month enjoying relaxed unstructured fun such as climbing trees and splashing in puddles

Manchester

  • 57% of people said they spent up to seven hours each month on family activities, including watching TV together, eating meals and reading to the children.
  • Only 7% spend time engaged in higher intensity family activity such as learning a new skill as a family
  • 23% of people spend of those surveyed said they spent up to seven hours each month engaged with nature including gardening, fishing and going for a picnic.
  • 4% said they spend up to four hours a month enjoying more intense activities such as horse riding.
  • 6% of people spend up to seven hours a month enjoying creative activities including painting by numbers, knitting and sketching


Regional Stats:
League table results

1. Southampton
2. Swansea
3. Belfast
4. Bristol
5. Liverpool
6. Newcastle
7. Sheffield
8. Leeds
9. Plymouth
10. London
11. Leicester
12. Cardiff
12. Norwich
14. Nottingham
15. Coventry
16. Manchester
16. Aberdeen
18. Cambridge
19. Chelmsford
20. Edinburgh
21. Glasgow
22. Birmingham

Southampton

  • 27% of those surveyed said they spent more than seven hours each month engaged with nature and 11% enjoyed more intense activities such as beachcombing
  • 49% of people said they spent up to seven hours each month on family activities, including watching TV together, eating meals and reading to the children
  • 7% enjoy learning new skills as a family.
  • 16% of people spend up to two hours a month enjoying creative activities including painting by numbers, knitting and sketching, whilst 8% enjoyed more involved creative activities such as playing an instrument and writing poetry

Birmingham

  • 43% of people said they up to least seven hours each month on family activities, including watching TV together, eating meals and reading to the children.
  • Only 5% spend time engaged in higher intensity family activity such as learning a new skill as a family
  • 13% of people said they spend up to seven hours a month engaged in outdoor activities such as walking the dog, feeding the ducks and going for a jog
  • 12% of people spend up to two hours a month enjoying creative activities including painting by numbers, knitting and sketching

These results prove that we definately need to get adults out and about having fun and socialising with their families and friends. Birmingham’s results are shocking! I thought London would of had the worst result for some reason. I’m glad Liverpool did well, we live near a fun place! With lots of lambananas!

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