Public library usage in England 2011-2018, by age

This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England from 2011 to 2018, by age. The share of respondents aged over 75 years that reported visiting a public library at least once a year previous to the survey fell from 38.9 percent in 2011 to 29.7 percent in 2018.

Share of respondents that visited a public library in England from 2011 to 2018, by age

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2011 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.
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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