Public library usage in England 2016, by deprivation level

This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England in 2016, broken down by level of deprivation. The share of respondents that reported visiting a public library at least once in the year previous to the survey was 35.6 percent for individuals in the "most deprived" category.

Share of respondents that visited a public library in England in 2016, by level of deprivation

Deprivation level*Share of respondents
1 (most deprived)35.6%
10 (least deprived)36.8%
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Release date

December 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

October 2016 to September 2017

Number of respondents

9,352 respondents

Special properties

visited within the year previous to survey

Supplementary notes

* Deprivation levels go from one to ten, where one meant "most deprived" and ten meant "least deprived."
The source indicates that the survey was a household survey. The results presented are based on interviews.
Figures exclude those who visited a library for the purposes of paid work or academic study.

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