Fiction reading among young people in the UK 2015, by demographic group

Share of young people reading fiction outside school in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by demographic group

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Release date

February 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November to December 2015

Number of respondents


Age group

8-18 years

Special properties

school children; read at least once a month

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* All (n= 32,569); Boys (n= 15,414); Girls (n= 16,746); KS2 (n= 7,097); KS3 (n= 20,512); KS4 (n= 4,163); KS5 (n= 695); White (n= 20,614); Mixed (n= 1,642); Asian (= 3,558); Black (= 1,208).
Due to rounding, the data in the tables do not necessarily add up to 100 percent.

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