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Runescape News - Who is the "Average Gamer"?

Posted by Suzie Ford on May 15, 2014  | 3 comments in our forums

During the recent Runescape fan gathering, a London photographer took pictures of players and fans to create a composite "face of UK gaming". In addition, Jagex surveyed over a thousand attendees and created a profile of the "average gamer".

Cambridge-based games studio Jagex created a profile of the "Average Gamer" from a survey of over 1,000 gamers and it appears that, contrary to the stereotype of sweaty nerds with no social life, being a gamer in 2014 means life is pretty good:

  • 55% of gamers are in relationships, compared to the UK average of 30%
  • 37% of gamers are in full-time employment, compared to the UK average of 30%
  • 27% of gamers met their partners offline, e.g. via school or work
  • 70% of gamers earn at least £20,000 ($33,500 USD) per year, earning more than bank clerks, with close to 40% earning over £40,000 ($67,000), more than police officers
  •  70% of gamers have bought housing, compared to 14% of Brits renting
  • 34% of gamers live in the South and East of England, the most desirable area to live in the UK
  • 36% of gamers go on at least one vacation abroad each year, while only 21% of Brits see it as a necessary expense
  • Almost a third of gamers have two cars per household, more than the average 12 cars per 10 British households
  • 18% gamers are women
  •  34% of gamers are 35 and over
  • Almost half of all players consider themselves casual gamers, while over 1.6 million (.03%) of the UK claim they are closet gamer  

What do you think? Do you fit the profile? Let us know in the comments! 


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