Attention, bookworms! These are the UK regions that read the most

We’re still massive book lovers (Picture: REX Features)

A new study has revealed that Britain is still very much a nation of bookworms – with UK households owning an average of 104 hard copy books and 34 e-books.

The research, which was commissioned by insurance firm Aviva to mark World Book Day, surveyed the reading habits of the entire nation – and also found that we’re likely to become bigger bookworms with age.

According to the study, people aged 55 and above own an average of 131 books – in contrast with 59 for people aged 16-24.

But while it shows that we’re still entranced by the powers of literature, the study claims that technology could be making us seek our stories elsewhere – with one in ten households admitting to not owning a physical book.

All book lovers can relate to this (Picture: REX Features)

And when it came down to each country, it seems Wales, the home of Dylan Thomas, boasts the most avid readers – with an average of 117 books per household.

In terms of cities, however, Plymouth came out on top – with vociferous readers owning 129 books per household.

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But it also seems that Scotland is looking firmly to the future, after topping the chart for the most e-books with 46 per household.

It’s all a contrast, however, to the north-west – where only 91 books are owned per household.

Still, it’s nice to know that we’re still big books lovers – and these children unequivocally proved that earlier today when they dressed up as their literary heroes.

Happy world book day, everyone!

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