Table 1

Demographic features of survey respondents

Virus Watch cohortSurvey 1
(24 November 2020–1 December 2020)
Survey 2
(23 December 2020–27 December 2020)
Survey 3
(9 February 2021–16 February 2021)
Total n46 53920 96820 12025 228
Age (years), % (n)*0–1512.35 (5729)8.99 (1879)7.74 (1553)8.54 (2148)
16–6458.68 (27 220)53.11 (11 098)52.63 (10 559)53.04 (13 337)
65+28.97 (13 437)37.89 (7918)39.62 (7949)38.41 (9659)
Missing0.33 (153)0.35 (73)0.29 (59)0.33 (84)
Sex - % (n)*Female55.43 (21 746)54.89 (11 340)55.14 (10 974)54.58 (13 624)
Male44.57 (17 489)45.11 (9318)44.86 (8929)45.42 (11 336)
Missing15.69 (7304)1.48 (310)1.08 (217)1.06 (268)
Ethnicity - % (n)*White British85.13 (33 308)89.36 (18 433)89.42 (17 769)88.13 (21 969)
White Irish1.47 (575)1.36 (280)1.32 (262)1.40 (349)
White Other5.40 (2111)4.41 (911)4.36 (866)4.71 (1174)
South Asian3.64 (1424)1.64 (339)1.77 (351)2.31 (576)
Other Asian0.94 (369)0.66 (137)0.72 (143)0.75 (186)
Black0.65 (253)0.37 (77)0.38 (76)0.44 (111)
Mixed1.96 (769)1.66 (343)1.50 (298)1.64 (408)
Other ethnicity0.52 (202)0.39 (80)0.34 (68)0.42 (106)
Prefer not to say0.29 (115)0.18 (38)0.19 (38)0.20 (50)
Missing15.93 (7413)1.57 (330)1.24 (249)1.19 (299)
IMD, % (n)*1 (most deprived)5.83 (2397)8.40 (1762)8.10 (1630)7.97 (2011)
212.80 (5264)15.20 (3188)14.70 (2958)14.98 (3780)
320.13 (8282)20.36 (4269)20.33 (4090)20.51 (5174)
427.82 (11445)26.14 (5482)26.15 (5262)26.28 (6629)
5 (least deprived)33.42 (13750)29.89 (6267)30.72 (6180)30.26 (7634)
Missing11.61 (5401)0.00 (0)0.00 (0)0.00 (0)
Region, % (n)*East of England21.71 (8932)20.44 (4285)22.66 (4560)22.32 (5632)
South East18.96 (7799)17.95 (3764)18.72 (3767)19.50 (4919)
London15.07 (6200)12.29 (2577)11.44 (2302)13.00 (3280)
North West10.96 (4507)11.87 (2488)11.22 (2257)11.07 (2793)
East Midlands8.52 (3505)9.65 (2023)9.21 (1953)8.95 (2257)
South West7.05 (2900)8.37 (1755)7.92 (1593)7.55 (1904)
West Midlands5.36 (2206)6.07 (1272)5.63 (1133)5.48 (1383)
North East5.10 (2097)5.38 (1128)5.11 (1029)4.96 (1252)
Yorkshire and the Humber4.82 (1983)5.62 (1179)5.17 (1040)4.90 (1236)
Wales2.45 (1009)2.47 (497)2.42 (486)2.27 (572)
Missing11.61 (5401)0.00 (0)0.00 (0)0.00 (0)
  • *Percentages are expressed for total observed data for each category, while percentage missing is expressed for the full survey sample.