This may be the first series of randomly picked figures about the UK. Disclaimer: the quality and veracity of the numbers below is as good as the quality of the source.
- 16% of the population in London in 2001 declare to have no religion. The highest rates in England and Wales were Norwich (28%), Brighton and Hove, and Cambridge (both 27%); these are all university towns. Source: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk
- an electronic transfer between bank accounts in the UK takes three (3) days to reach the destination account?
- 57% of the 360,000 drivers fined for speeding in London in 20007 either refused to pay or ignored the fines (source: London Safety Camera Partnership)
- A ten kilometers journey in black cab after 8 pm costs an average of £20 in London, which compares to Paris £9 (source: Transport for London)
- The liabilities of British Airways’ pension fund are around £35 billion – The company market capitalisation is £21 billion (source: British Airways)
- £90 billion of Northern Rock’s debt to add to public books since the crisis exploded in 2007, around 6.7 per cent of gross domestic product (source: (Office for National Statistics)
- 16.3 m2 is average room size of all dwellings in Britain, the lowest in Europe (source Comparative Study of the Control and Promotion of Quality in Housing in Europe, ODPM)