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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: How many Uk geocachers Reply with quote

Does anyone know a way to find out how many Uk geocachers (roughly) there are. I realise that this may only be registered accounts rather than active cachers.

I have tried a search on the g.com forums but didn't find anything.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know the exact answer to your question but I do know that there are 14,594 cachers who have placed currently active caches in the UK. If you then make an assumption that say only 50% of cachers have every placed a geocache then there must be in the order of 30,000 cachers in the UK.

You could get a better feel for the correct %age to use above as your mutiplier by looking at the logs for a large event and then clicking on each attendee and working out the ratio of placed to not placed.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe GC.com HQ could give you the figure from their database! Additionally there are cachers who have moved their caches to other sources.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies - its a very difficult figure to work out, but I only needed a rough guess. The geocaching league tables show about 8,000 cachers with over 200 finds - of course some of them may not be active any more. Another thread here suggested it was around 8,800.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive done some more work on my UK database in GSAK and I have run an SQL script to look at all the logs I've got since 12/9/2011 and count all the distinct names of cachers that have added them.

This returns arround 41,800 distinct names so if you take off say 5% for non UK cachers then its looking like there are a minumin of 40,000 active cachers in the UK.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Wolf wrote:
Ive done some more work on my UK database in GSAK and I have run an SQL script to look at all the logs I've got since 12/9/2011 and count all the distinct names of cachers that have added them.

This returns arround 41,800 distinct names so if you take off say 5% for non UK cachers then its looking like there are a minumin of 40,000 active cachers in the UK.


Ok wow! Thanks for that Angus.
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