Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Data Skills Test

Alcohol consumption lower in the Capital...

Londoners are consuming less alchohol, on average, than the rest of the country as alcohol consumption declines across Britain.

53% of people in London had a drink last week compared to 68% of people in the North West and South West of the country, although alcohol related crime was highest in the capital.

This lower rate could be due to alcohol prices in London with the city being the most expensive place to buy a pint, with prices 35% higher than in the North-East of England.

Only 17% of Londoners drank on five or more days last week, an average that is lower than in Yorkshire, East Midlands and the South and East of England. However, only 13% of people drank this regularly in the North East of England.

It is said that in the first half of this year, the amount we consume per head went down by more than 8% to 3.81 litres. This is the steepest drop in alcohol consumption since 1948 where it fell by 11% in a year according to the British Beer and Pub Association.

The Raw Data is available along with a link to a related website.
The Daily Mail related article is also useful.

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