City Centre Insights March 2022

Our monthly report brings together data provided by O2, VISA and social media to offer a range of insights on the performance of York city centre. Click HERE to read the report for March 2022.

The latest O2 data indicates that during March 2022, York city centre experienced a 2% increase in footfall compared to the previous month and a 108% increase compared to March 2021. The busiest period was seen during the first Saturday in March which coincided with the York Ice Trail.

Visitor demographics were overall consistent with February but showing a higher proportion of visitors aged 65 and above, an increase in ‘high spend power’ visitors and a lower proportion of one-time visitors throughout the month. Trips to the city centre from ‘locals’ based with a 10km radius represented 37% of the total visitor numbers whereas those travelling from 50km or more represented 39%.

VISA data is updated quarterly. Insights on pend for quarter 1 (Jan – March 2022) will be made available in next months report. To see our previous reports. please visit our Insights & Trends page.