Frequency of consuming an alcoholic beverage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic displays how often adults in the United Kingdom consume alcoholic beverages in 2018. Of respondents, 84 percent consume a beverage containing alcohol at least once a year. Of this, 21 percent drink alcohol two to three times a week. Both numbers remained the same compared with 2017.

How often, if at all, do you have a drink containing alcohol?

Share of respondents
6 or more times a week8%
4 to 5 times a week9%
2 to 3 times a week21%
Once a week13%
2-3 times a month12%
Once a month6%
Once every couple of months8%
Once or twice a year7%
Less often4%
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Release date

November 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

14th May to 5th June 2017

Number of respondents

8,906 respondents

Age group

18-85 years old

Special properties

UK residents

Method of interview

Online survey

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