Recreation and culture: Weekly UK household expenditure 2018, by gross income

This statistic shows the average household expenditure per week on recreation and culture in the United Kingdom (UK) in the financial year ending 2018, by gross income decile group. Households in the highest ten percent spent an average of 169.7 British pounds (GBP) a week on recreation and culture in the UK.

Average weekly household expenditure on recreation and culture the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by gross income decile group*

Average weekly household expenditure in GBP
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Release date

January 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Financial year ending 2018

Number of respondents

27,150 respondents

Special properties

Households (weighted)

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The figures show weekly expenditure of households divided into decile groups, ranging from households with the lowest ten percent gross income up to those with the highest gross income.
Recreation and culture includes: audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment (e.g. TV, computers, CD players), games, toys, hobbies, computer games and software, equipment for sports, camping and open-air recreation, horticultural goods, gardening equipment, plants, pets, pet food, recreational and cultural services (e.g. sports admissions and subscriptions, cinema, theatre, museums, TV licences, internet and cable subscriptions, film/photo development and gambling payments), newspapers, books, stationery and package holidays.

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