Our latest study shows just how much time the average Brit spends in the bathroom each day, and the results will astound you. On average, Londoners spend the most time in the bathroom, a staggering 3 hours and 12 minutes each day.
A total of 2,231 UK residents over the age of 18 were quizzed about how they entertained themselves whilst in the bathroom every day. Participants were asked, ‘How do you keep yourself entertained within the bathroom?’ 59% said that they kept themselves entertained by using their mobile phone when in the bathroom.
There respondents were additionally asked how they used their mobile phones, to which 76% admitted to talking to friend and family while in the bathroom, 37% played games on their mobile, 31% surfed the internet and 20% texted friends.
All of the participants were then asked to state roughly how long they spent in the bathroom each day, this included going to the toilet, taking a bath/shower and doing their hair and makeup; the results are shown below:
- London (3 hours, 12 minutes)
- Scotland (3 hours, 5 minutes)
- South West (3 hours, 1 minute)
- West Midlands (2 hours, 42 minutes)
- Wales (2 hours, 40 minutes)
- South East (2 hours, 33 minutes)
- North West (2 hours, 30 minutes)
- Northern Ireland (2 hours, 17 minutes)
- Yorkshire and Humber (1 hour, 59 minutes)
- East Midlands (1 hour, 48 minutes)
- East of England (1 hour, 36 minutes)
- North East (1 hour and 11 minutes)
According to our data, 38% of participants admitted to spending at least half their time in the bathroom on their mobile phone, with 31% claiming that they regularly waste time in the bathroom.
Our director Peter Gregg talked about the survey saying:
“It seems the days of reading a newspaper, magazine or book are long gone! These activities didn’t make it in to the popular list of things to do when keeping yourself entertained in the bathroom. We are truly living in the digital age, even when it comes to our bathroom habits! It’s all good and well to keep yourself occupied whilst sat on the toilet or relaxing in the bath, but it can be a huge waste of the day – particularly when so many Britons admit that over half of their time in the bathroom is spent on their phones. Perhaps the fact that many respondents confessed to stalling to purposely waste time there suggests that we need to slow down our pace of life a little, so we aren’t in such need of an escape!”