Adults reading for pleasure in England 2005-2016

This statistic displays the share of adults who read for pleasure in England over the last 12 months, as of annual surveys conducted between 2005/06 and 2015/16. According to the survey, around 64 percent of respondents read for pleasure in 2014/15.

Share of adults who read for pleasure (not newspapers or magazines) in the last year in England from 2005/06 to 2015/16*

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Source

Release date

October 2016

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2005/06 to 2015/16

Number of respondents

10,171**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In the last 12 months have you participated in (own time and voluntary)...".
** Base of most recent survey:n (2014/15)= 9,817: n (2013/14) =10,355; n (2012/13) = 9,838; n (2011/12) = 9,188; n (2010/11) = 14,102; n (2009/10) = 6,097; n (2008/09) = 14,452; n (2007/08) = 25,720; n (2006/07) = 24,174; n (2005/06) = 28,117.
Survey periods run April to March.

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