Public library usage in England 2005-2019, by gender

Share of visitors in public libraries in England from 2005 to 2019, by gender

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Release date

September 2020


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Number of respondents


Special properties

visited within the year previous to survey

Supplementary notes

*Base of most recent survey. n (2018) = 8,161, 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.

The source specifies that: "from 2018-19 onwards, respondents were asked 'Which of the following describes how you think of yourself?' and were asked to select either 'male', 'female' or 'in another way'. Estimates broken down by gender do not include those who selected ‘in another way’ due to small sample sizes".

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