Public library usage in England 2005-2017, by area

Share of respondents that visited a public library in England from 2005 to 2017, by urban and rural area

Public library usage in England 2005-2017, by area This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England from 2005 to 2017, by urban or rural region. The share of respondents that reported visiting a public library at least once in the year previous to the survey fell. In 2005, 47.1 percent of rural respondents visited a public library, compared to 29.1 percent in 2017.
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Share of respondents that visited a public library in England from 2005 to 2017, by urban and rural area

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UrbanRural
201733.4%29.1%
201635.2%28.5%
201534.2%29.9%
201435.4%30.9%
201336.4%31.4%
201237.8%33.7%
201139.2%36.9%
201040%38.2%
200940.1%36.5%
200841.6%38.9%
200745.6%42.8%
200646.5%44.7%
200548.5%47.1%
UrbanRural
201733.4%29.1%
201635.2%28.5%
201534.2%29.9%
201435.4%30.9%
201336.4%31.4%
201237.8%33.7%
201139.2%36.9%
201040%38.2%
200940.1%36.5%
200841.6%38.9%
200745.6%42.8%
200646.5%44.7%
200548.5%47.1%
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This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England from 2005 to 2017, by urban or rural region. The share of respondents that reported visiting a public library at least once in the year previous to the survey fell. In 2005, 47.1 percent of rural respondents visited a public library, compared to 29.1 percent in 2017.
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