Britain's 'Mr and Mrs Average' revealed

Written by: Nairita Das
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London, Oct 14 (ANI): The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed figures of the average man and woman of Britain.

The figures, released to mark UN World Statistics Day, show that the average British man is 38, will live another 41 years and is educated at least to A-levels, while the woman is two years older and will live to 82.

The ONS's Jil Matheson said stats "form the backbone of democratic debate".

"It is impossible to open a daily newspaper or watch a news broadcast without seeing references to statistics on the economy, health, education or crime," the BBC quoted Matheson as saying.

"Every day in the UK, decisions are made and money invested based on official statistics," she said.

Many of the figures are for the UK as a whole but some, such as weight and height, only relate to England and Wales.

The figures showed that the average man works 39 hours a week and earns 28,270 pounds a year, while on average, women work 34 hours a week, and earn less, 22,151 pounds.

The ONS said the average man in England was 5ft 9in (175.3cm) tall and weighed 13.16 stone (83.6kg), and the average woman in England weighed 11 stone (70.2kg) and was 5ft 3in tall (161.6cm).

It also said that women living in England or Wales will have an average of 1.96 children during their lifetime.

The ONS also revealed the five grocery items most likely to be in the average shopping basket, a two-pint carton of semi-skimmed milk, a pack of sliced ham, a box of breakfast cereal, some bacon and a bar of milk chocolate.

The average age to get married in England and Wales was 30.8 for men and 28.8 for women but the average age for divorce was 36.9 for men and 40.8 for women.

Consequently the typical man remarried at 45.9, compared with 43.1 for women.

The ONS analysis also suggests it is women who need to do more exercise, with only 29 percent of women doing the recommended amount of exercise, compared with 39 percent of men. (ANI)

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