Leisure activities in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on leisure activities in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a selection of statistics and facts about leisure activities in the United Kingdom (UK). The leisure sector is an important industry in the UK, broadly covering all sports, cultural and recreational activities undertaken during free time. The dossier provides data on both in-home and out-of-home activities including eating and drinking out, shopping and travel.

Table of contents

  • 1. Leisure industry overview
    • Turnover of arts, entertainment and recreation enterprises in the UK 2008-2017

    • Arts, entertainment and recreation enterprise turnover in the UK 2017, by sector

    • Food service industry revenues in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2017, by sector

  • 2. Leisure spending
    • Expenditure on recreational and cultural services in the UK 2005-2018

    • Recreational & cultural services: spending trend in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2018

    • Weekly UK household expenditure: recreation and culture 2006-2016

    • Recreational and cultural services: weekly UK household expenditure 2018, by age

    • Recreation and culture: Weekly UK household expenditure 2018, by gross income

    • Share of UK household spend going on recreation & culture, by disposable income 2018

    • Leisure and recreation: weekly household spending in the UK 2018, by activity

    • Leisure activities consumers are spending more on in the UK Q1-Q4 2018

  • 3. Leisure activity
    • Free time activities of adults in England 2017/18

    • Leading weekly leisure activities in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2017

    • Average daily leisure time in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by age

    • Average time spent on leisure activities in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by gender

    • Types of entertaining adults are doing more often at home in Great Britain 2017

    • Spending free time with friends and family in England 2018, by age

    • Listening to music as free time activity in England 2018, by age

    • Reading as a free time activity in England 2018, by age

    • Gardening as a free time activity in England 2018, by age

    • Adults playing a musical instrument in England 2005-2017

  • 4. Out-of-home activities
    • Frequency of restaurant visits in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2017

    • Frequency of coffee shop and sandwich bar usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Adults visiting restaurants in free time in England 2018, by age

    • Going to pubs, bars or nightclubs in free time in England 2006-2018

    • Shopping as a free time activity in England 2018, by age

    • Frequency of adult sport participation England 2018

    • Gym sessions participation England 2017-2018

  • 5. Day trips and leisure travel
    • Number of leisure day trips (3+ hours) taken in Great Britain 2011-2017

    • Spending on leisure day visits (3+ hours) taken in Great Britain 2011-2017

    • Main activities undertaken on leisure day trips (3+ hours) in Great Britain 2017

    • Items purchased on leisure day out (3+ hours) in Great Britain 2017

    • Tourism day trip activities undertaken in Great Britain 2017

    • Age profile of tourism day trip visitors in Great Britain 2017, by main activity

  • 6. In-home leisure and entertainment
    • Consumer spending on media content in the UK from March to May 2018, by type

    • Consumer spending on digital music and film subscriptions in the UK 2016-2018

    • TV consumption in the UK: hours of daily viewing per individual 2010-2017, by age

    • Watching short entertainment online videos in the UK 2016, by age group

    • Internet usage frequency in Great Britain 2006-2018

    • Internet use as a free time activity in England 2018, by age

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

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