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According to a recent UK-wide study of over 7000 Brits, Wales eat the most takeaways out of all of the home nations. Nearly half of Welsh people eat at least one takeaway a week, compared with the healthiest takeaway nation, Northern Ireland, where two thirds of people eat takeaway just once a month.

A UK-wide survey of 7,211 people, complemented by sales data by the UK’s leading online takeaway provider has found that the Welsh eat more takeaway food than any of the other home nation, averaging 3.3 takeaways a week per household.

The seemingly irregular results are due in part to the 17% of Welsh people who eat takeaway 3 times a week, with a further 2% of Welsh participants claiming to eat takeaway food on a daily basis. commissioned the study, which found that English towns and cities ate an average of 2.6 takeaways per week per average family, with Scotland coming in at third out of the four with 2.4 takeaways per week.

Irish people are less likely to order out than the other nations, with just 1.9 takeaways per week on average.

In the study, takeaways were defined as ‘food which you do not home prepare/cook, such as fish and chips, curries, Chinese dishes, pizza etc.’

Participants were asked in the same survey to give an honest reflection of their physique, and the answers correlated with the findings regarding the most takeaways consumed on average per country.

Just 29% of the 1,426 Welsh people polled believe that they are ‘slim’, with 41% answering to being ‘overweight’, and over a quarter to ‘very overweight’. The remaining 2% did not wish to answer.

Here are the answers to the question “How would you define your physique?”

1. Wales

Slim – 29%
Overweight – 41%
Very Overweight – 27%

2. England

Slim – 34%
Overweight – 39%
Very Overweight – 24%

3. Scotland

Slim – 37%
Overweight – 40%
Very Overweight – 21%

4. Northern Ireland

Slim – 41%
Overweight – 37%
Very Overweight – 19%

David Buttress CEO of says,

“This survey is a mere reflection of the results, which show Wales to not only eat more takeaways on average per week, but also define themselves as more overweight than the other home nations. Being from Wales myself I was very interested to see the results.

“We encourage our users to eat responsibly, and have many healthy option takeaways on our site, of which sushi seems hugely popular, particularly with our students.” provides a quick and convenient service supplying customers with a large directory of varied restaurants and eateries in their area, which when selected provide the user with a full, up-to-date menu including prices. The site also gives the customer an estimated delivery time, as well as beverage options.


For further information contact, 01452 348211, 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency

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