The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census

The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census

So who are MoneySavers? Rather than data-mining, we decided the politest way to find out was just to ask. Plus we thought you may like to find out a little bit more about who else uses this site (or more accurately, who uses this site and answers the polls).

Welcome to the first annual MSE census.

Please answer the following 10 questions.

Results

How old are you? (17541 votes)
18 or under 65 votes (0%)
19 – 34 4182 votes (24%)
35 – 54 7713 votes (44%)
55 – 70 4753 votes (27%)
70+ 799 votes (5%)
Would rather not say 29 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality are you? (17541 votes)
Male – straight 5604 votes (32%)
Male – gay 409 votes (2%)
Male – bisexual 79 votes (0%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality 84 votes (0%)
Female – straight 10774 votes (61%)
Female – lesbian 148 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual 202 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality 179 votes (1%)
Would rather not say 62 votes (0%)
Which UK region do you live in? (17541 votes)
Scotland 1433 votes (8%)
Wales 839 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland 316 votes (2%)
England – North East 827 votes (5%)
England – North West 2146 votes (12%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber 1425 votes (8%)
England – East Midlands 1297 votes (7%)
England – West Midlands 1403 votes (8%)
England – East of England 1221 votes (7%)
England - London 1393 votes (8%)
England – South East 3214 votes (18%)
England – South West 1839 votes (10%)
Outside the UK 148 votes (1%)
Would rather not say 40 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (17541 votes)
No qualifications 631 votes (4%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma 1111 votes (6%)
5+ O-levels, CSEs/GCSEs 1385 votes (8%)
Apprentice 96 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels 1294 votes (7%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City and Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc 3681 votes (21%)
Degree (BA, BSc) 4796 votes (27%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD) 1811 votes (10%)
Professional qualification 2603 votes (15%)
Would rather not say 133 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (17541 votes)
I’m an atheist 4661 votes (27%)
I’m agnostic 2013 votes (11%)
Christian (Church of England) 5347 votes (30%)
Christian (Catholic) 1650 votes (9%)
Christian (other) 1981 votes (11%)
Buddhist 106 votes (1%)
Hindu 114 votes (1%)
Humanist 130 votes (1%)
Jewish 107 votes (1%)
Muslim 126 votes (1%)
Jedi 115 votes (1%)
Sikh 54 votes (0%)
Other 501 votes (3%)
Would rather not say 636 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (17541 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British 15983 votes (91%)
White – Irish 270 votes (2%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller 14 votes (0%)
White – Other 409 votes (2%)
Mixed – White and Black Caribbean 56 votes (0%)
Mixed – White and Black African 13 votes (0%)
Mixed – White and Asian 79 votes (0%)
Mixed – White and other 52 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian 232 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani 69 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi 16 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese 48 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other 47 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African 41 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean 78 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Other 9 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab 10 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 115 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (17541 votes)
Single without kids 2760 votes (16%)
Single with kids 410 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids 1805 votes (10%)
Cohabiting with kids 794 votes (5%)
Married without kids 3314 votes (19%)
Married with kids 6369 votes (36%)
Divorced without kids 592 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids 934 votes (5%)
Widowed without kids 186 votes (1%)
Widowed with kids 250 votes (1%)
Would rather not say 127 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (17541 votes)
Less than £4,745 859 votes (5%)
£4,746 to £6,000 460 votes (3%)
£6,001 to £10,000 1258 votes (7%)
£10,001 to £15,000 2017 votes (11%)
£15,001 to £20,000 2192 votes (12%)
£20,001 to £30,000 3827 votes (22%)
£30,001 to £40,000 2457 votes (14%)
£40,001 to £50,000 1463 votes (8%)
£50,001 to £70,000 1023 votes (6%)
£70,001 to £100,000 466 votes (3%)
£100,001 to £200,000 227 votes (1%)
£200,001 to £500,000 26 votes (0%)
£500,001 to £1m 3 votes (0%)
Over £1m 9 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 1254 votes (7%)
What's your employment status? (17541 votes)
Casual worker 148 votes (1%)
Employed full time 8146 votes (46%)
Employed part time 2528 votes (14%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave 169 votes (1%)
Homemaker / carer 797 votes (5%)
Not working (out of choice / work break) 207 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time 704 votes (4%)
Self-employed part time 499 votes (3%)
Unemployed – looking for work 175 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health 387 votes (2%)
Full-time student 260 votes (1%)
Part-time student 23 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker 95 votes (1%)
Retired 3332 votes (19%)
Would rather not say 71 votes (0%)
What's your favourite flavour of crisps? (It tells you a lot about the person you know!) (17541 votes)
Barbecue 299 votes (2%)
Beef 357 votes (2%)
Smokey bacon 1004 votes (6%)
Cheese and onion 3677 votes (21%)
Cheese 156 votes (1%)
Chilli 622 votes (4%)
Marmite 268 votes (2%)
Pickled onion 308 votes (2%)
Prawn cocktail 1171 votes (7%)
Ready salted 3470 votes (20%)
Roast chicken 473 votes (3%)
Salt and vinegar 3310 votes (19%)
Sour cream and onion 924 votes (5%)
Worcestershire sauce 645 votes (4%)
Other flavour 459 votes (3%)
Would rather not say 398 votes (2%)

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.