Share of respondents that visited a public library in England from 2011 to 2016 by age

Public library usage in England 2011-2016, by age This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England from 2011 to 2016, 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 34.3 percent in 2015.
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201134.5%44%36.1%35.8%38.9%
201232.3%42.2%33.1%38.6%36.5%
201333.4%40.4%30.9%37.1%33.3%
201428.5%41.3%30.6%35.2%31.6%
201527.4%37.4%31%34.8%34.3%
201628.8%37.7%30.2%36.4%36.3%
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201134.5%44%36.1%35.8%38.9%
201232.3%42.2%33.1%38.6%36.5%
201333.4%40.4%30.9%37.1%33.3%
201428.5%41.3%30.6%35.2%31.6%
201527.4%37.4%31%34.8%34.3%
201628.8%37.7%30.2%36.4%36.3%

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This statistic displays the usage penetration of public libraries in England from 2011 to 2016, 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 34.3 percent in 2015.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
England
Survey time period
2011 to 2016**
Number of respondents
9,947*
Special properties
visited within the year previous to survey
Supplementary notes
* Base of most recent survey. n (2016) = 9,947; n (2015) = 10,171; n (2014) = 9,817; n (2013) = 10,355; n (2012) = 9,838; n (2011) = 9,188.
** The source specifies that the most recent figures were for the period running October 2015 to September 2016.
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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