However reliable data, with date collected cited starts appearing in 2009 (of which it was 5609), in 2014 this was 6094 and last year stood at 7075.Context is critical here – sustained general growth may be more a marker of clubs needing insurance, which may reflect a rapidly growing need in liability cover over the last 2 decades (the BCA’s own scheme was increased from £5 to £10 million in cover). It also may be a marker of the University sector stabilising and the baby boomer generation shifting up the pyramid. There is a significant generation of the membership between the ages of 50 and 65. This is also reflected in the fact that when you correct for the general population pyramid we are still dramatically over represented in this demographic.
Quote from: Badlad on February 22, 2021, 01:43:44 pmRostam - you've got a lot of feedback already on your OP. Isn't that what you asked for?A lot of discussion about things not in the report. What would be more useful would be a critique of it: what have you taken away from it? What would be a more helpful way to present the data? Are there issues with the format etc?The problem is is that I already know your feedback (this report is promoted by one of your conclusions), and Josh's unsurprisingly It'd be also good to hear from people who go 'oh that's not been my experience' when they look at the data to see if there are subtle regional/community variations and where might need more support.
Rostam - you've got a lot of feedback already on your OP. Isn't that what you asked for?
and I would also guess that most of them aren't members of BCA.
But yes there probably are more mine explorers who aren't in clubs than there are cavers.
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