The MoneySavingExpert.com Annual CensusMoneySaving Poll Results

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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 under65 votes (0%)
19 344182 votes (24%)
35 547713 votes (44%)
55 704753 votes (27%)
70+799 votes (5%)
Would rather not say29 votes (0%)
What gender and sexuality are you? (17541 votes)
Male straight5604 votes (32%)
Male gay409 votes (2%)
Male bisexual79 votes (0%)
Male would rather not discuss sexuality84 votes (0%)
Female straight10774 votes (61%)
Female lesbian148 votes (1%)
Female bisexual202 votes (1%)
Female would rather not discuss sexuality179 votes (1%)
Would rather not say62 votes (0%)
Which UK region do you live in? (17541 votes)
Scotland1433 votes (8%)
Wales839 votes (5%)
Northern Ireland316 votes (2%)
England North East827 votes (5%)
England North West2146 votes (12%)
England Yorkshire and Humber1425 votes (8%)
England East Midlands1297 votes (7%)
England West Midlands1403 votes (8%)
England East of England1221 votes (7%)
England - London1393 votes (8%)
England South East3214 votes (18%)
England South West1839 votes (10%)
Outside the UK148 votes (1%)
Would rather not say40 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 qualifications631 votes (4%)
1-4 O-levels/CSEs/GCSEs or Entry Level Foundation Diploma1111 votes (6%)
5+ O-levels, CSEs/GCSEs1385 votes (8%)
Apprentice96 votes (1%)
1 or more A-levels1294 votes (7%)
Further education with NVQ, GNVQ, City and Guilds Craft, BTEC First/General Diploma etc3681 votes (21%)
Degree (BA, BSc)4796 votes (27%)
Higher Degree (MA, PhD)1811 votes (10%)
Professional qualification2603 votes (15%)
Would rather not say133 votes (1%)
What religion do you identify with? (17541 votes)
Im an atheist4661 votes (27%)
Im agnostic2013 votes (11%)
Christian (Church of England)5347 votes (30%)
Christian (Catholic)1650 votes (9%)
Christian (other)1981 votes (11%)
Buddhist106 votes (1%)
Hindu114 votes (1%)
Humanist130 votes (1%)
Jewish107 votes (1%)
Muslim126 votes (1%)
Jedi115 votes (1%)
Sikh54 votes (0%)
Other501 votes (3%)
Would rather not say636 votes (4%)
What's your ethnic group? (17541 votes)
White English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British15983 votes (91%)
White Irish270 votes (2%)
White Gypsy or Irish Traveller14 votes (0%)
White Other409 votes (2%)
Mixed White and Black Caribbean56 votes (0%)
Mixed White and Black African13 votes (0%)
Mixed White and Asian79 votes (0%)
Mixed White and other52 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian Indian232 votes (1%)
Asian/British Asian Pakistani69 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian Bangladeshi16 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian Chinese48 votes (0%)
Asian/British Asian Other47 votes (0%)
Black/Black British African41 votes (0%)
Black/Black British Caribbean78 votes (0%)
Black/Black British Other9 votes (0%)
Arab/British Arab10 votes (0%)
Would rather not say115 votes (1%)
Are you married (including a civil partnership), single, divorced, with or without kids (under age of 18)? (17541 votes)
Single without kids2760 votes (16%)
Single with kids410 votes (2%)
Cohabiting without kids1805 votes (10%)
Cohabiting with kids794 votes (5%)
Married without kids3314 votes (19%)
Married with kids6369 votes (36%)
Divorced without kids592 votes (3%)
Divorced with kids934 votes (5%)
Widowed without kids186 votes (1%)
Widowed with kids250 votes (1%)
Would rather not say127 votes (1%)
What's your annual level of personal income? (17541 votes)
Less than 4,745859 votes (5%)
4,746 to 6,000460 votes (3%)
6,001 to 10,0001258 votes (7%)
10,001 to 15,0002017 votes (11%)
15,001 to 20,0002192 votes (12%)
20,001 to 30,0003827 votes (22%)
30,001 to 40,0002457 votes (14%)
40,001 to 50,0001463 votes (8%)
50,001 to 70,0001023 votes (6%)
70,001 to 100,000466 votes (3%)
100,001 to 200,000227 votes (1%)
200,001 to 500,00026 votes (0%)
500,001 to 1m3 votes (0%)
Over 1m9 votes (0%)
Would rather not say1254 votes (7%)
What's your employment status? (17541 votes)
Casual worker148 votes (1%)
Employed full time8146 votes (46%)
Employed part time2528 votes (14%)
Employed but away from work ill or on maternity leave169 votes (1%)
Homemaker / carer797 votes (5%)
Not working (out of choice / work break)207 votes (1%)
Self-employed full time704 votes (4%)
Self-employed part time499 votes (3%)
Unemployed looking for work175 votes (1%)
Unemployed unable to work due to poor health387 votes (2%)
Full-time student260 votes (1%)
Part-time student23 votes (0%)
Volunteer worker95 votes (1%)
Retired3332 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)
Barbecue299 votes (2%)
Beef357 votes (2%)
Smokey bacon1004 votes (6%)
Cheese and onion3677 votes (21%)
Cheese156 votes (1%)
Chilli622 votes (4%)
Marmite268 votes (2%)
Pickled onion308 votes (2%)
Prawn cocktail1171 votes (7%)
Ready salted3470 votes (20%)
Roast chicken473 votes (3%)
Salt and vinegar3310 votes (19%)
Sour cream and onion924 votes (5%)
Worcestershire sauce645 votes (4%)
Other flavour459 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.