Jess and I just got back from TNNA and I really wanted to post the results from the survey that I did before we left. I apologize for the lackluster presentation - I didn't want to delay any longer. Someone asked about the ages of Ravelry users in the forums and we thought that it would be fun to do a quick survey. BIG Thanks to all of the 11,000ish people that answered the survey.
It is important to note that this data comes from the survey responses of roughly 25% of Ravelry's active users.
Edited to add the answers to the Monty Python question. Also, Ravelers who are reading this inside Ravelry - you can comment on this post by stopping by our blog.
Here we go:
We have many wonderful users above the age of 75 but my graph didn't show ages with only 1 respondent...
- Average age: 37
- Median age: 35
- < 20: 2%
- 20-29: 29%
- 30-39: 32%
- 40-49: 21%
- 50-59: 13%
- 60-69: 3%
- 70 and above: <1%
knitting or crochet?
Crocheters are in the minority but their numbers are increasing.
years of experience
I've got more information (going back to 1 user who began in 1933) but I wanted to quickly share some interesting data about users who began to knit and crochet during the last few years. The question that we asked was:
In what year did you start [knitting|crocheting] seriously? (ie. may be after you first learned)
What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Results from the people who answered:
- African or European?: 3207
- something about... Shrubbery: 20
- something about... Elderberries: 19
- something about... Coconuts: 162
- Laden or Unladen?: 151
- 24 mph: 65
- 25 mph: 9
- forty-two: 56
- forty-three: 45
- Blue, no yellow!: 114