Frequency of adults eating out on their lunch break in Great Britain 2009-2017

This statistic shows the change in frequency of adults who usually eat lunch at work that are going out to eat more or less often in Great Britain, according to biennial surveys conducted between 2009 and 2017. Over this period, the share of respondents claiming to eat out for lunch less often has increased. In 2017, 25 percent of respondents said they go out for lunch less often, compared to nine percent who go out more often.

For lunch at work, have you been going out to eat lunch more often or less often, or have you made no change?

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2009 to 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

All who usually eat lunch at work

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* 2017 sample. n (2015) = 1009; n (2013) = 1029. Number of respondents for 2009 and 2011 surveys not given.

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