Radio listening occasions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012

This statistic ranks radio listening occasions by usage in the UK in 2012. Listening in the car was most popular, at 37 percent of respondents. Listening just before going to bed was among the least popular occasions to listen to the radion, at just 9 percent of respondents.

Occasions when respondents listened to the radio in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012

Share of respondents
When I'm travelling in a car as a passenger37%
When I'm home alone28%
First thing in the morning26%
When I'm doing other things26%
When I've got a couple of hours to spare16%
When I'm out and about15%
When with family13%
When I'm waiting for people/ things to happen13%
When I'm at work/ school12%
In the bathroom11%
When I've got 10 minutes to spare11%
When with friends11%
When I'm on the bus/ train/ plane9%
Straight after work/ college9%
Just before I go to bed9%
A break at work/ school (e.g. lunchtime)9%
I do this at another time of day10%
I do not do this activity18%
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Release date

November 2012


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012

Number of respondents

n = 1,298*

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Of the interviewees, 990 were recruited online, and these people took part in online interviews. The remaining 308 interviewees are people who are offline, and they took part in face-to-face interviews.
Multiple answers were possible.

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