Public library usage in England 2005-2018, by gender

This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England from 2005 to 2018, by gender. The share of male respondents that reported visiting a public library at least once in the year previous to the survey fell from 43.8 percent in 2005 to 28.4 percent in 2018.

Share of visitors in public libraries in England from 2005 to 2018, by gender

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Number of respondents

8,161*

Special properties

visited within the year previous to survey

Supplementary notes

* Base of most recent survey. n (2017) = 7,715, n (2016) = 9,352; n (2015) = 10,171; n (2014) = 9,817; n (2013) = 10,355; n (2012) = 9,838; n (2011) = 9,188; n (2010) = 14,102; n (2009) = 6,097; n (2008) = 14,452; n (2007) = 25,720; n (2006) = 24,174; n (2005) = 28,117.
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 except in 2008/09 and 2009/10.

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