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Public library members
  2004-05 1999-2000
Population
59,855,500
59,497,200
Public library members *
34,716,190
34,508,376
* Figure based on an estimate of 58% of the population holding a library card.
Table updated Apr 06
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Adult users' views of public libraries 2004-05
  Very good Good Adequate Poor Very poor
Books and other materials
32.2%
46.0%
18.6%
2.9%
0.4%
Hours of opening
34.7%
44.1%
17.7%
3.0%
0.5%
Overall
49.8%
43.6%
6.1%
0.4%
0.1%
Source: CIPFAe
Table updated Apr 06
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Status of adult users of public libraries 2004-05
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Source: CIPFAc
The total is higher than 100% because respondents were unable to select more than one option.
Graph updated Apr 06
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Age of adult users of public libraries 2004-05
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Source: CIPFAe
Survey of adult library users only
Graph updated Apr 06
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Gender of users of public libraries 2004-05
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Source: CIPFAe
Graph updated Apr 06
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Gender of child users of public libraries 2004-05
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Source: CIPFAd
Graph updated Apr 06
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Child users having own
library card 2004-05
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Source: CIPFAd
Graph updated Apr 06
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Age of child users of public libraries 2004-05
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Source: CIPFAd
The survey relates to users up to age 16. As a result, not all data have been included and the total % of respondents is less than 100.
Graph updated Apr 06
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Visitors to archives by age
Data for this year not available
Source: PSQG Survey
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Analysis of visitors to archives
Data for this year not available
Source: PSQG Survey
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Dwell time of visitors to archives
Data for this year not available
Source: PSQG
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Main purpose in visiting an archives service
Data for this year not available
Source: PSQG Survey
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Museum visitors in England 2004-05
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Proportion of visitors:
male 46%
female 54%
Ipsos MORI, 2006
 
adult 70%
child 30%
VisitBritain, 2006b
to DCMS museums
adult 78%
   child 22%
DCMS
Proportion of overseas visitors:
23%
VisitBritain, 2006b
to DCMS museums
30%
DCMS
Table updated Aug 07
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Breakdown of GB museum visitors
by social grade 2005
Source: MORI
Social Class Occupation of Chief Income Earner
A Upper Middle Class Higher managerial, administrative or professional
B Middle Class Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional
C1 Lower Middle Class Supervisor, clerical, junior managerial, admin or professional
C2 Skilled Working Class Skilled manual workers
D Working Class Semi and unskilled manual workers
E Lowest subsistence State pensioners, etc, with no other earnings

Source: MORI
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Museum visitors in England (2005) - age profile
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Source: MORI, 2006; ONS, 2006
Graph updated Aug 07
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