Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Demographics

Who Skydives?

In April 2018, members received the 2017 annual skydiving survey. The results provide a snapshot about who skydives and where they come from. Total number of USPA members at the end of 2017 was 37,791. (Min. 37,791, Max. 39,746, Mean 39,090).

Age
Age Domestic Foreign Total
≤ 17 0% 0% 0%
18-20  1% 1% 1%
21-29  17% 14% 16%
30-39  27% 34% 28%
40-49 20% 29% 22%
50-59  17% 14% 17%
60+  18% 7% 16%
Gender

Male - 87%
Female - 13%

Total Jumps
Jumps Domestic Foreign Total
0 2% 1% 2%
1-25  9% 5% 8%
26-500  45% 44% 45%
501-1,000  12% 16% 13%
1,001-10,000 30% 31% 30%
10,001+  2% 3% 2%
Incidents And Accidents

There were approximately 5,848 reserve rides in the U.S. in 2017. (0.18% of all jumps, or 1 reserve ride in every 548 skydives)

There were approximately 2,585 injuries in the U.S. in 2017. (0.08% of all jumps, or 1 injury in every 1,240 skydives)

There were 24 skydiving fatalities in the U.S. in 2017. (0.0007% of all jumps, or 1 fatality in every 133,571 skydives)

Members By Occupation

Other–9.86%
Military–9.18%
Retired–8.36%
Self-Employed–8.06%
Engineering–7.42%
Skydiving–7.37%
Health and Medicine–6.13%
Computer and Mathematical–6.1%
Management–5.27%
Business and Finance–4.63%
Sales/Marketing–4.34%
Aviation–3.63%
Government–3.21%
Building Trades–3.01%
Education–2.69%
Installation and Maintenance–1.63%
Law Enforcement–1.42%
Automotive–1.32%
Production–1.28%
Science–1.16%
Hospitality–1.12%
Legal–1.05%
Entertainment–1.03%
Indoor Skydiving–0.6%

Members By Region

Central - 5.0%
Eastern - 8.8%
Foreign - 20.1%
Gulf - 4.7%
Mid-Atlantic - 9.7%
Mideastern - 4.1%
Mountain - 7.5%
North Central - 2.7%
Northeastern - 3.5%
Northwest - 4.5%
Pacific - 5.1%
Southeast - 8.9%
Southern - 3.6%
Southwest - 3.1%
Western - 8.5%