If you live here, you’re probably more likely to drink (A LOT)

Geographical drinking is a thing apparently

Considering our after work drinks culture and even Queen Elizabeth’s drinking habits, it’s probably no surprise that Brits love a tipple.

And you might think that how much you drink depends on social factors like whether you’re single or not and how old you are but it’s actually based on economical and geographical factors.

Those living in London are surprisingly the least likely to have a drink when compared to places like Plymouth or Bristol.

Now, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have clearly listed Brit’s relationship with booze, dependant on where you live, how old you are, marital status and how much you earn. Apparently the more men earn, the more they drink, while salary doesn’t have an impact on women’s drinking habits.

And, the English seem to like a drink more frequently than those in Scotland or Wales.

Three out of 4 people in the South West admitted to drinking alcohol in the past week while 47% of Londoners said they did, which the surveyors said could be down to the city’s ethnic diversity as white people drank more than other ethnic groups with 61.5% saying they had a drink last week to 25.7% and 56% of those ethnic groups stating they were teetotal.

Interestingly, couples who live together are also likely to drink around five or more times a week compared to someone who is single (who may drink less frequently but has a habit of binge drinking.)

In 2016, 60% of women in their 40s to 60s and 69% of men in the same demographic said they drank in the last week.

What does this all show? That women and men over the age of 65 just DGAF, they’ll drink more frequently than 16-24 year olds (surprisingly) who are now less likely to drink alcohol than any other age groups – a sign of new generational habits? Sounds like it.

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