Cardiff rated most sociable cityPosted: December 28, 2011 | |
Cardiff has emerged as the best place in Britain for a great night out, according to statistics released today. Our fair city eclipsed London and beat off a handful of other rivals to grab the title of Britain’s most sociable city.
CitySocialising, a socialising network for meeting new people, looked at the social habits of 160,000 UK members throughout 2011.
Cardiff emerged a clear leader in the race to find Britain’s most sociable city, closely followed by Leeds and Newcaastle, with London coming in 6th place.
Apparently, Cardiffians attend 28% more events than the UK average, with those in Leeds coming a close second with 27%.
Glaswegians, famed for liking a drink or two, surprisingly attend 58% fewer social days and nights than the UK average. Nottingham, at 52% below, and Birmingham at 47% below, were among the least sociable of the English cities.
Sanchita Saha, the site’s chief executive and founder, said: “I don’t find the results of our poll too surprising as Cardiff is definitely one of our up-and-coming cities when it comes to being sociable. Through CitySocialising alone we’re hosting around 40 events a month for our members to keep up with demand there. These range from after-work drinks to Sunday lunches and Saturday nights out.”
Below is a full list of the UK’s most, and least, sociable cities:
1. Cardiff 28%
2. Leeds 27%
3. Newcastle 15%
4. Liverpool 13%
5. Bristol 7%
6. London 6%
7. Brighton 5%
8. Manchester 1%
9. Edinburgh -2%
10. Birmingham -47%
11. Nottingham -52%
12. Glasgow -58%