The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census

The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual Census

So who are MoneySavers? For the sixth 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 sixth annual MSE census.

Please answer the following 11 questions.

Results

How old are you? (7442 votes)
18 or under 6 votes (0%)
19-25 220 votes (3%)
26-35 1134 votes (15%)
36-45 1203 votes (16%)
46-55 1442 votes (19%)
56-65 1708 votes (23%)
66+ 1704 votes (23%)
Would rather not say 25 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality do you identify with? (7441 votes)
Male – straight 2688 votes (36%)
Male – gay 153 votes (2%)
Male – bisexual 41 votes (1%)
Male – would rather not discuss sexuality 44 votes (1%)
Female – straight 4191 votes (56%)
Female – lesbian 64 votes (1%)
Female – bisexual 98 votes (1%)
Female – would rather not discuss sexuality 109 votes (1%)
Agender 6 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 47 votes (1%)
Which region do you live in? (7448 votes)
Scotland 548 votes (7%)
Wales 340 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland 108 votes (1%)
England – North East 277 votes (4%)
England – North West 855 votes (11%)
England – Yorkshire and Humber 613 votes (8%)
England – East Midlands 575 votes (8%)
England – West Midlands 565 votes (8%)
England – East of England 617 votes (8%)
England – London 637 votes (9%)
England – South East (excluding London) 1413 votes (19%)
England – South West 853 votes (11%)
Outside the UK 37 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 10 votes (0%)
What's the highest level of qualifications you've got? (If currently taking a course, count that as your highest) (7482 votes)
No qualifications 182 votes (2%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma 402 votes (5%)
5+ O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs 524 votes (7%)
Apprenticeship 69 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels 569 votes (8%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City & Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc 1302 votes (17%)
Degree (BA, BSc) 2147 votes (29%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD) 1051 votes (14%)
Professional qualification 1195 votes (16%)
Would rather not say 41 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (7439 votes)
I'm an atheist 2408 votes (32%)
I'm agnostic 991 votes (13%)
Christian (Church of England) 2049 votes (28%)
Christian (Roman Catholic) 533 votes (7%)
Christian (other) 755 votes (10%)
Buddhist 25 votes (0%)
Hindu 35 votes (0%)
Humanist 74 votes (1%)
Jedi 30 votes (0%)
Jewish 40 votes (1%)
Muslim 32 votes (0%)
Pagan 34 votes (0%)
Sikh 14 votes (0%)
Other 128 votes (2%)
Would rather not say 291 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (7449 votes)
White – English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British 6767 votes (91%)
White – Irish 105 votes (1%)
White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller 1 votes (0%)
White – Other 215 votes (3%)
Mixed 76 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Indian 74 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian – Pakistani 19 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Bangladeshi 6 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Chinese 25 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian – Other 17 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – African 20 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Caribbean 33 votes (0%)
Black/Black British – Other 2 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab 3 votes (0%)
Other 15 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 71 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced or widowed, and with or without one or more kids (under age of 18)? (7436 votes)
Single without kids 1146 votes (15%)
Single with kid(s) 116 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids 741 votes (10%)
Cohabiting with kid(s) 186 votes (3%)
Married without kids 2022 votes (27%)
Married with kid(s) 2259 votes (30%)
Divorced without kids 337 votes (5%)
Divorced with kid(s) 286 votes (4%)
Widowed without kids 160 votes (2%)
Widowed with kid(s) 118 votes (2%)
Would rather not say 65 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (7438 votes)
Less than £8,632 584 votes (8%)
£8,632 to £12,500 551 votes (7%)
£12,501 to £15,000 486 votes (7%)
£15,001 to £20,000 738 votes (10%)
£20,001 to £30,000 1523 votes (20%)
£30,001 to £40,000 1151 votes (15%)
£40,001 to £50,000 707 votes (10%)
£50,001 to £70,000 655 votes (9%)
£70,001 to £100,000 268 votes (4%)
£100,001 to £200,000 113 votes (2%)
£200,001 to £500,000 19 votes (0%)
Over £500,000 3 votes (0%)
Would rather not say 640 votes (9%)
What's your main employment status? (7459 votes)
Casual worker 24 votes (0%)
Employed full time 2964 votes (40%)
Employed part time 852 votes (11%)
Employed – but away from work ill or on maternity/paternity/parental leave 45 votes (1%)
Employed – zero-hour contract 40 votes (1%)
Homemaker/carer 232 votes (3%)
Not working (out of choice/work break) 122 votes (2%)
Self-employed full time 224 votes (3%)
Self-employed part time 238 votes (3%)
Unemployed – looking for work 41 votes (1%)
Unemployed – unable to work due to poor health 125 votes (2%)
Full-time student 38 votes (1%)
Part-time student 11 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker 41 votes (1%)
Retired 2426 votes (33%)
Would rather not say 36 votes (0%)
Where do you get most of your news from (whether online, TV, radio or in print)? (7596 votes)
BBC News 4627 votes (61%)
Buzzfeed 7 votes (0%)
Channel 4 72 votes (1%)
Daily Express 20 votes (0%)
Daily Mail 342 votes (5%)
Daily Mirror 16 votes (0%)
Daily Star 1 votes (0%)
Daily Telegraph 126 votes (2%)
Facebook 206 votes (3%)
Financial Times 29 votes (0%)
Huffington Post 10 votes (0%)
ITV News 261 votes (3%)
Local radio 146 votes (2%)
Reddit 43 votes (1%)
Sky News 284 votes (4%)
The Guardian 560 votes (7%)
The i 45 votes (1%)
The Independent 26 votes (0%)
The Sun 32 votes (0%)
The Times 117 votes (2%)
Twitter 206 votes (3%)
None of the above/other 368 votes (5%)
Would rather not say 52 votes (1%)
And to finish on a light-hearted note… what's your favourite ball game? (7362 votes)
American football 81 votes (1%)
Badminton 220 votes (3%)
Baseball 26 votes (0%)
Basketball 43 votes (1%)
Cricket 426 votes (6%)
Dodgeball 19 votes (0%)
Football 1507 votes (20%)
Golf 158 votes (2%)
Hockey 61 votes (1%)
Lacrosse 13 votes (0%)
Netball 134 votes (2%)
Polo 17 votes (0%)
Rounders 117 votes (2%)
Rugby 982 votes (13%)
Snooker/pool 243 votes (3%)
Table tennis/ping pong 139 votes (2%)
Tennis 816 votes (11%)
Volleyball 27 votes (0%)
Other ball game 107 votes (1%)
I don't watch or play ball games 2226 votes (30%)

           7,520 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.