Shop types consumers least want on their high street in Great Britain 2018, by region

This statistic shows the leading ten shop types which consumers do not want to see on their ideal high street in Great Britain (UK) in 2018, by region. The survey shows that the majority of respondents in all regions would not like to see a bookmaker (bookie) on their high street, with 78 percent of those in South England (excluding London) agreeing.

Leading ten shop types which consumers do not want to see on their ideal high street in Great Britain (UK) in 2018, by region

LondonRest of SouthMidlands/WalesNorthScotland
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Release date

June 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 20-22, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* The question asked in the survey was: 'Thinking about your ideal high street, which of the following types of shops would you want or not want to see on it?'

** Total number of respondents. Respondents randomly saw thirteen of the shops included in the survey, meaning that the number of respondents is dependent on each shop type.
Bookmaker (bookies): n=1635
Petrol station: n=1587
Estate agent: n=1638
Off licence/alcohol store: n=1578
Mobile phone store: n=1653
Launderette/dry cleaner: n=1624
Beauty salons (nails, tanning etc): n=1600
Fast food restaurants/takeaway: n=1706
Charity shop: n=1619
Travel agent: n=1592

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