Four main types in spending in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

This statistic looks at spending habits in the United Kingdom by clustering respondents via a survey in 2014. This statistic shows how people feel in the United Kingdom with their spending, and how the economy is treating them. 37 percent of respondents were classified as financially fragile.

Distribution of the four main types of spenders in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014

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Release date

September 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

*Average age of 39 - This group has the youngest average age and typically includes high-to-middle income working couples with young children.
**Average age of 45 - This group largely comprises couples with children across the age groups, and has the greatest percentage of unemployed consumers (26%) and homemakers (11%).
***Average age of 45 - Cautiously optimistic consumers largely fall within the mid to high income bands, are broadly confident overall and expect to spend more next quarter, although they are relatively insecure about their employment prospects.
****Average age of 44 - Despite having a similar financial and professional situation to the cautiously optimistic, and a similar level of income, consumers in this group are much less confident.

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