London is the teetotal capital of the UK - and five more facts about drinking

Proof of how boring healthy Londoners are

More than one in five adults in the UK are teetotal, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Surprisingly, the number of young adults describing themselves as teetotal rose by 40% between 2005 and 2013.

Drinking facts graph

Binge drinking is falling among 16-24 year-olds (we’re anecdotally putting this down to the rise of fun things to do on the internet).

Drinking facts graph

Only one in 50 young adults said they were frequent drinkers.

Drinking facts graph

London is the teetotal capital of the UK…

Drinking facts graph

…but we seem to be fine with the occasional drinking binge.

Drinking facts graph

NOW READ:

Cameron Snooze sleepy

Election Dissection – a swift ride through the week’s political news


Ed miliband dreaming of SNP coalition

How likely is each party to form a coalition? We made a cool chart


FiftyShades of Grey co-stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

Why is there a big protest today at the Fifty Shades premiere? We spoke to the organisers

Social Bookmarks