Forestry Statistics 2011 - Recreation

Visits to woodland - household surveys

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In the UK 2011 Public Opinion of Forestry survey, 74% of respondents aged 35 to 54 said that they had visited woodland in the last few years for walks, picnics or other recreation. This compares with 65% of respondents aged 16 to 34 and 63% of respondents aged 55 or over.

Table 6.7 Woodland visitors1 by age group

Year

Aged 16 to 34

Aged 35 to 54

Aged 55 and over

          Total

per cent of respondents

1999

73

74

55

67

2001

75

77

63

72

2003

71

72

60

67

2005

66

74

56

65

2007

79

82

69

77

2009

78 84 69 77

2011 

65 74 63 67

Not National Statistics.

Source: UK and GB Public Opinion of Forestry Surveys, 1999 to 2011.

Base: 2,000 respondents (1999, 2001, 2009, 2011); 4,000 respondents (2003, 2005, 2007).

Notes:

1. Those stating they had visited woodland in the last few years.

 

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