Age distribution of public library visitors in England 2011-2015

This statistic displays the age distribution of individuals who visited public libraries in England from 2011 to 2015. The greatest share of public library visitors in 2015 were aged 45 to 64 years old, at 33.19 percent of visitors.

Distribution of public library visitors in England from 2011 to 2015, by age

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Release date

July 2016


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2011 to 2016**

Number of respondents


Special properties

all who visited a library within a year previous to survey

Supplementary notes

* Base of most recent survey. n (2014) = 10,171; n (2013) = 10,355; n (2012) = 9,835; n (2011) = 9,184.
** The source specifies that the most recent figures were for the period running April 2014 to March 2015.
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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