Despite the austerity measures, consumer sentiment has generally improved in recent years and a growing number are feeling good about their future financial prospects. Between 2011 and 2014, consumer spending increased by 2.7% after a dip between 2010 and 2011. In addition, housing prices have rebounded. Also contributing to the growing consumer confidence has been the slowing of growth of food prices and the recent decline in fuel prices.
Consumer Lifestyle Reports provide current and detailed snapshots of the unique behaviours, attitudes and spending patterns of consumers in United Kingdom.
In addition to covering important core topics like household disposable income, consumer expenditure, savings and credit and housing and home ownership, this report also contains hard-to-find statistics on more specific consumer-related topics like eating and drinking habits, shopping habits, preferred types of stores and retail venues, clothing and fashion trends and descriptions of how consumers spend their leisure and recreation time.
A consumer segmentation section in the report breaks down the United Kingdom’s consumers by specific age groups, ranging from babies and infants to pensioners; highlighting the factors that influence purchasing decisions and the products in greatest demand for each segment.
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- In what types of stores do consumers shop for food and drink?
- Do commuters drive cars to work or take public transport?
- How do ethnic groups influence consumer preferences and expenditure trends?
- How many households own microwave ovens? Personal computers? Refrigerators?
- On the whole, are the United Kingdom’s consumers spenders or savers?
- Where do consumers go on holiday and how much do they spend?
- How well are consumers served by the United Kingdom’s healthcare system?
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Table of Contents
LIFESTYLES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
- Chart 1 Lifestyles in United Kingdom
TOP FIVE CONSUMER TRENDS
Babies and Infants
The list of baby essentials grows
Prince George returns tradition to childrenswear
- Chart 2 Babies and Infants in Focus 2000-2020
Rising tablet ownership drives demand for educational apps
Parents seek to reduce sugar in Kids’ food to fight obesity
- Chart3 Kids in Focus 2000-2020
Smartphone ownership drives online video consumption
Tweens still prefer traditional toys to digital games
- Chart 4 Tweens in Focus 2000-2020
Selfies and online privacy to become required school learning
A socially conscious generation of Teens want ethical businesses
- Chart 5 Teens in Focus 2000-2020
Influenced by YouTube celebrities, Young Adults seek transparency and authenticity
Young Adults drive smartphone-enabled clothes shopping
- Chart 6 Young Adults in Focus 2000-2020
Middle Youth seek out apps to help improve health and fitness
Middle Youth increasingly join Tinder
- Chart 7 Middle Youth in Focus 2000-2020
Consumers in their 50s are the new core segment for motorcycles
Mid-Lifer males indulge in luxury products
- Chart 8 Mid-Lifers in Focus 2000-2020
Silver surfers increasingly adopt internet and mobile banking
Late-Lifers shop for their groceries online
- Chart 9 Late-Lifers in Focus 2000-2020
HOUSING AND HOUSEHOLDS
Will ‘generation rent’ herald the end of DIY?
- Chart 10 Home Ownership 2000-2020
- Chart 11 Household Profiles 2000-2020
Consumers turn to smart meters to address high energy costs
- Chart 12 Household Running Costs 2000-2020
MONEY AND SAVINGS
Attitudes toward Payment Methods
Loans and Mortgages
Consumers take advantage of 0% balance transfers to pay off credit card debt
Youth drive adoption of mobile payment methods
- Chart 13 Borrowing and Saving 2000-2019
EATING AND DRINKING
Reclaiming the nation’s cooking habit at a young age
Consumers increasingly prefer store brands when buying groceries
- Chart 14 Food Expenditure Profile 2000-2020
Coffeehouses replace pubs as social hubs for Britons
Health-conscious parents opt for fruit over juice drinks
- Chart 15 Drinks Expenditure Profile 2000-2020
GROOMING AND FASHION
Female Grooming and Fashion Trends
Growing spending power makes mature women the new face of fashion
Male Grooming and Fashion Trends
- Chart 16 Grooming and Fashion Expenditure 2000-2020
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Attitudes to Health and Well-being
Fighting adult obesity with increased physical activity
E-cigarettes rise in popularity and controversy
- Chart 17 Health of the Nation 2000-2020
Main Household Shop
Shopping for Big-Ticket Items and Personal Goods
Shoppers adopt self-service checkout, but still prefer human interaction
After showrooming, consumers turn to webrooming for shopping needs
- Chart 18 Where Households Shop for Essentials 2000-2019
LEISURE AND RECREATION
Gardening enjoying a renaissance
Consumers turn hobbies into a source of income
- Chart 19 Possession of Selected Home-Tech and Mobile Phones 2000-2020
Consumers value the freedom and flexibility of a car vacation
Passport crisis and unique local attractions drive staycation growth
Public Holidays, Celebrations and Gift-Giving
- Chart 20 Getting Around on Private Transport 2000-2020
Motivated by health concerns, commuters turn to cycling
Train commuters go online to browse and buy products
- Chart 21 Getting Around on Public Transport 2000-2020