The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census

The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census

So who are MoneySavers? For the third year running, rather than data-mining, we reckon the politest way to find out is just to ask. Plus we think 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 third annual MSE census.

Please answer the following 11 questions.

Results

How old are you? (7205 votes)
18 or under 36 votes (0%)
19 – 25 429 votes (6%)
26 – 35 1519 votes (21%)
36 – 45 1435 votes (20%)
46 - 55 1451 votes (20%)
56 - 65 1379 votes (19%)
66+ 937 votes (13%)
Would rather not say 19 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (7202 votes)
Male – straight 2888 votes (40%)
Male – gay 217 votes (3%)
Male – bisexual 36 votes (0%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality 59 votes (1%)
Female – straight 3734 votes (52%)
Female – lesbian 49 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual 87 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality 72 votes (1%)
I don't associate with any gender 8 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 52 votes (1%)
Which UK region do you live in? (7204 votes)
Scotland 618 votes (9%)
Wales 354 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland 130 votes (2%)
England – North East 283 votes (4%)
England – North West 873 votes (12%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber 573 votes (8%)
England – East Midlands 507 votes (7%)
England – West Midlands 542 votes (8%)
England – East of England 495 votes (7%)
England - London 701 votes (10%)
England – South East 1343 votes (19%)
England – South West 720 votes (10%)
Outside the UK 43 votes (1%)
Would rather not say 22 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (7201 votes)
No qualifications 233 votes (3%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma 367 votes (5%)
5+ O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs 513 votes (7%)
Apprentice 38 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels 470 votes (7%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc 1408 votes (20%)
Degree (BA, BSc) 2119 votes (29%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD) 895 votes (12%)
Professional qualification 1094 votes (15%)
Would rather not say 64 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (7193 votes)
I’m an atheist 2223 votes (31%)
I’m agnostic 936 votes (13%)
Christian (Church of England) 1872 votes (26%)
Christian (Catholic) 617 votes (9%)
Christian (other) 763 votes (11%)
Buddhist 35 votes (0%)
Hindu 54 votes (1%)
Humanist 59 votes (1%)
Jewish 36 votes (1%)
Muslim 51 votes (1%)
Jedi 46 votes (1%)
Sikh 23 votes (0%)
Other 187 votes (3%)
Would rather not say 291 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (7205 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British 6416 votes (89%)
White – Irish 112 votes (2%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller 1 votes (0%)
White – Other 247 votes (3%)
Mixed 85 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian 119 votes (2%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani 31 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi 10 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese 20 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other 26 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African 18 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean 28 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Other 1 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab 1 votes (0%)
Other 14 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 76 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (7196 votes)
Single without kids 1306 votes (18%)
Single with kids 117 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids 854 votes (12%)
Cohabiting with kids 276 votes (4%)
Married without kids 1500 votes (21%)
Married with kids 2394 votes (33%)
Divorced without kids 233 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids 286 votes (4%)
Widowed without kids 82 votes (1%)
Widowed with kids 84 votes (1%)
Would rather not say 64 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (7203 votes)
Less than £8,060 566 votes (8%)
£8,060 to £11,000 433 votes (6%)
£11,001 to £15,000 574 votes (8%)
£15,001 to £20,000 747 votes (10%)
£20,001 to £30,000 1597 votes (22%)
£30,001 to £40,000 1095 votes (15%)
£40,001 to £50,000 678 votes (9%)
£50,001 to £70,000 558 votes (8%)
£70,001 to £100,000 257 votes (4%)
£100,001 to £200,000 126 votes (2%)
£200,001 to £500,000 16 votes (0%)
Over £500,000 3 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 553 votes (8%)
What's your main employment status? (7206 votes)
Casual worker 43 votes (1%)
Employed full time 3626 votes (50%)
Employed part time 792 votes (11%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity leave 46 votes (1%)
Employed - zero-hour contract 34 votes (0%)
Homemaker / carer 223 votes (3%)
Not working (out of choice / work break) 99 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time 274 votes (4%)
Self-employed part time 166 votes (2%)
Unemployed – looking for work 43 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health 138 votes (2%)
Full-time student 117 votes (2%)
Part-time student 9 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker 36 votes (0%)
Retired 1515 votes (21%)
Would rather not say 45 votes (1%)
Where do you get most of your news from (whether online, TV or in print)? (7198 votes)
BBC News 4539 votes (63%)
Buzzfeed 27 votes (0%)
Daily Express 23 votes (0%)
Daily Mail 462 votes (6%)
Daily Mirror 36 votes (1%)
Daily Star 6 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph 135 votes (2%)
Financial Times 25 votes (0%)
Huffington Post 28 votes (0%)
Reddit 47 votes (1%)
Sky News 432 votes (6%)
The Guardian 499 votes (7%)
The i 63 votes (1%)
The Independent 46 votes (1%)
The Sun 46 votes (1%)
The Times 109 votes (2%)
None of the above/other 617 votes (9%)
Would rather not say 58 votes (1%)
And to finish on a light-hearted note…If you could be on any reality TV show, which of these would you pick? (7195 votes)
Antiques Roadshow 311 votes (4%)
The Apprentice 263 votes (4%)
Bargain Hunt 371 votes (5%)
Big Brother 50 votes (1%)
Catchphrase 296 votes (4%)
Coach Trip 167 votes (2%)
Come Dine With Me 227 votes (3%)
Countdown 149 votes (2%)
Don’t Tell the Bride 64 votes (1%)
First Dates 74 votes (1%)
Geordie Shore 18 votes (0%)
Gladiators 136 votes (2%)
Gogglebox 529 votes (7%)
Love Island 14 votes (0%)
Made in Chelsea 55 votes (1%)
Masterchef 251 votes (3%)
Naked Attraction 27 votes (0%)
Robot Wars 335 votes (5%)
Strictly Come Dancing 673 votes (9%)
The Only Way is Essex 17 votes (0%)
Another show not listed 328 votes (5%)
I wouldn’t go on a TV show 2840 votes (39%)

           7,231 people have voted.

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.