City Centre Insights May 2022

Our monthly report brings together data from various sources to offer a range of insights on the performance of York city centre. Click HERE to read the report for May 2022.

Data provided by O2 indicates that during May 2022, York city centre experienced a 6% decrease in footfall compared to the April and a decrease of 11% with respect to May 2021. The highest footfall levels were experienced during the weekend of 29th in the lead up to the Royal Jubilee celebration.

Visitor demographics were overall consistent with March but showing a slightly higher proportion of visitors aged 45-54, as well as 65 and above. Trips to the city centre from ‘locals’ based with a 10km radius represented over 50% of the total visitor numbers (a substantial increase from the previous month) whereas those travelling from 50km or more represented around 31% (a slight reduction on the previous month).

Spend data provided by VISA which we typically updated quarterly, has been delayed and is not available as part of this report. We will endeavour to publish the spend analysis for quarters 1 and 2 of 2022 as soon as it is made available.

To see our previous reports please visit our Insights & Trends page.