Wednesday, October 02, 2013

32 Thought-Provoking Comparisons Between The United States and the UK [Data]

In alphabetical order - listed in the pink table below - are 32 statistical comparisons between The United States and the United Kingdom. The figures were taken from various international studies and the presentation of them on this page serves no agenda, other than to highlight certain, almost randomized, facts pertaining to these demographic differences.

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United Kingdom
United States
Alcohol consumption (litres per capita)
13.37
9.44
Average disposable income ($)
33,513
42,050
Birth rate (per 1000 people)
12.9
12.7
Broadband users (mobile subscriptions) (% of total pop.)
72%
74.7%
Christian population
33.2 million
246.8 million
Cigarette consumption (per person)
750
1028
Coffee consumption (per person (kg))
2.8
4.2
Date of formation
May 1, 1707
July 4, 1776
Death rate (per 1000 people)
8.8
8.1
Divorce rate (per each marriage)
47%
53%
Electricity consumption(MW.h/a)
344.7 million
3.9 billion
Energy consumption per capita (kgoe/a)
3254.1
7164.5
Firearm related death rate (per 100,000)
0.25
10.3
Government health insurance (% of total pop.)
100%
31.8%
Healthcare expenditure per capita ($)
3,433
7164.5
Incarceration rate (per 100,000)
394
716
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
4.5
5.9
Life expectancy
80
79
Literacy rate (% of total pop.)
99%
99%
Military expenditure ($)
60.8 billion
1753 billion
Minimum driving age
17
14 (in some states)
Motor vehicle production (no. vehicles 2012)
1.6 million
10.3 million
Mobile phones in use (total number)
75.8 million
327.6 million
Police officers (per 100,000)
307
256
Population
63.8 million
316.8 million
Refugees (total number)
193,510
264,763
Road accident deaths (per 100,000)
2.75
12.3
Steel production (million tonnes 2012)
9.8
88.6
Suicide rate (per 100,000)
11.8
12
Tax, maximum individual
45%
39.6% (federal)/13% (state)
Unemployment rate (July, 2013 %)
7.7%
7.4%
Vehicles (per 1,000 people)
519
797

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5 comments:

M@ said...

Interesting comparisons. But aren't the broadband figures way too low? Offcom (UK communications regulator) put it at 75% of households in 2012.

Laurence Brown said...

That figure is for Mobile subscriptions. I have adjusted the table accordingly, since the higher numbers look more impressive.

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Jane said...

Only problem with this is the vast population differences and i don't think that has been taken fully into account.

Laurence Brown said...

Hi, Jane. Virtually all of these statistics are written either as a percentage of the population, per capita, or per 100,000 people from each nation. So, the difference in population is irrelevant in most of these cases.

vp said...

The "date of formation" given for the UK refers to the treaty that united England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. However, other possible dates would be the 1800 treaty that created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the 1922 Anglo-Irish Treaty that created the current state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ***Northern*** Ireland.

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