EA Junior License sales (April 2009 to March 2010) by Index of Multiple Deprivation

EA Junior License sales (April 2009 to March 2010) by Index of Multiple Deprivation

For the year April 2009 to March 2010, the EA sold 129,645 junior (under 16) game and course fishing licenses across England and Wales. We used this data to examine the breakdown of licence holders in England against the Index of Multiple Deprivation. The results show that under 16’s participation in angling is consistent across deprivation levels, including 6% of licenses being bought in the top 10% most deprived areas of England. This confirms that young people participate in angling from a whole range of socio-economic backgrounds, making it a particularly inclusive sport.