Playing computer games as a free time activity in England 2018, by age

This statistic shows the share of the population who play video or computer games in their free time in England by age. According to the survey, conducted between April 2017 and March 2018, around 54.6 percent of people aged 16 to 24 play computer games compared to only 7.5 percent of over 75s.

Share of adult population playing video and computer games in free time in England in 2017/18, by age

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 2017 to March 2018

Number of respondents

7,715**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Proportion of respondents that participated in the 12 months prior to the interview.
** n(16-24)=541; n(25-44)=2,404; n(45-64)=2,490; n(65-74)=1,283; n(75+)=997.

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