17 of the 100 villagers would be under the age of 15, while another 16
would be 65 or over (three of them 80 or over).
There would be 80 adults (aged 16 or over), of whom 40 would be
married and 11 would live alone.
There would be 42 households in the village, of which 13 would be
home to just one person. (Six of these would belong to lone
pensioners, of whom five would be female.)
Of the 19 villagers aged between 20 and 34, four would live with their
The village would welcome one new baby this year. The baby would
expect to live for 76 years and six months (if it was a boy), or 81
years and seven months (if it was a girl).
One person would die this year.
Ninety-two of the villagers would be white. Two would be black, two
Indian, one Pakistani, one of mixed race and two would be of other
Ten people would have been born outside the village, three of whom
would live in London.
Six people would be gay or lesbian (probably).
84 of them would live in England, eight in Scotland, five in Wales and
three in Northern Ireland.
Eight people would live in Greater London (one of them in Croydon).
There would be 51 women and girls, and 49 men and boys.
Seventy-two people would identify themselves as Christian
(although only 10 people in the village would go to church regularly).
Fifteen people would say that they were not religious, while there
would be two Muslims, one Hindu and 10 people who practised other
Each person would generate 495kg of waste every year. The village
as a whole would generate 163kg of waste every day, of which just
47kg would be put out for recycling.
If Britain were a village of 100 people, 17 of the villagers would
smoke, of whom 11 would like to give up.
Nineteen adults and three children would be classified as obese (that
is they would have a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater).
Sixteen men and eight women would usually exceed the
Government's daily sensible drinking benchmark (3-4 units per day
for men; 2-3 units a day for women).
Eight men and four women would have taken an illicit drug in the
Eight people would have asthma.
Eight adults would be suffering from depression today (but as many
as 20 would suffer from depression at some point in their lifetime).
One person would have dementia.
The villagers would have 118 mobile phones between them (66 of
which would be pay-as-you-go). There would be 55 telephone
There would be 90 televisions (an average of more than two per
Twenty-one villagers would have watched Andy Murray beat
Stanislas Wawrinka under floodlights at Wimbledon in2009; 32
people would have watched Susan Boyle lose 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Of the 42 households in the village, 32 would have satellite, digital or
Twenty-seven households would have access to the internet (24 of
those would have a broadband connection).
Thirty people would have a Facebook account.
Sixteen of the villagers would be at school - of whom one would be
in private education.
One of the 16 pupils would leave school this year. Twelve of them
would, when the time comes, go into higher education. Nine of them
would achieve five or more GCSE or equivalent passes at grades A*-
One person in the village would be illiterate.
There would be one teacher.
Seven people would be in further education. (In 1990, there were only
Of the 62 villagers of working age, 45 would have jobs; nine of them
would be in the public sector.
They would earn an average of £388 a week (including part-time
Of the 13 villagers of working age who weren't working, four would
be unemployed; three would be looking after family and/or home;
three would be excluded from the workforce by sickness; two would
be students; and one would have taken early retirement.
The 80 adults in the village would share a personal debt of £2.4m
(£30,480 each, on average).
Six would be claiming housing benefit; five would own their homes
but have negative equity.
The richest 10 people in the village would receive 30 per cent of the
total income. Between them, they would earn more than the poorest
The poorest 10 people in the village would receive 2 per cent of total
Two adults would not have access to a bank account.
Fifty-six of the 100 villagers would claim to have given to charity
within the past four weeks. Overall, the village would donate £17,393
to charity this year.
Twenty people would claim the state pension; 12 would be women.
Five villagers would be employed in the food industry.
Five men and four women would have had multiple sex partners in
the previous year.
If Britain were a village of 100 people, there would be 74 voters.
Only 26 of those voters would have gone to the polls at this year's
Of the 42 households in the village, 18 would have at least one pet.
Between them, those households would have 38 pets (not including
fish), including 13 dogs (comprising 10 pedigrees, one cross and two
mongrels) and 13 cats (12 of which would be moggies, or non-
Three of the villagers would be vegetarians and a further five would
be partly vegetarian.
Between them, the villagers would spend £2,955 a week on food and
non-alcoholic drinks. They would spend £1,154 a week on food eaten
outside the home, of which £355 would go towards alcohol.
Seventy-eight of the villagers would have a passport.
Fifty-five would have a driving licence.
There would be 56 motor vehicles in the village, including 44 cars
and two motorbikes.
Of the 42 households in the village, 18 would have one car, 13 would
have two or more cars and 10 would not have a car at all.
In the past year, the people of the village would have made 107 trips
abroad, spending £60,055 between them.