Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Demographics

Who Skydives?

In January 2019, members received the 2018 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 2018 was 39,827. (Min. 38,882, Max. 40,512, Mean 39,827).

Age
Age Domestic Foreign Total
≤ 17 0% 0% 0%
18-20  1% 1% 1%
21-29  12% 11% 12%
30-39  25% 34% 26%
40-49 20% 30% 22%
50-59  19% 14% 18%
60+  23% 10% 21%
Gender

Male - 87%
Female - 13%

Total Jumps
Jumps Domestic Foreign Total
0 1% 1% 1%
1-25  9% 5% 8%
26-500  41% 40% 40%
501-1,000  13% 15% 14%
1,001-10,000 33% 36% 34%
10,001+  3% 3% 3%
Incidents And Accidents

There were approximately 4,277 reserve rides in the U.S. in 2018. (0.13% of all jumps, or 1 reserve ride in every 771 skydives)

There were approximately 2,147 injuries in the U.S. in 2018. (0.07% of all jumps, or 1 injury in every 1,536 skydives)

There were 13 skydiving fatalities in the U.S. in 2018. (0.0004% of all jumps, or 1 fatality in every 253,669 skydives)

Members By Occupation

Retired–11.18%
Skydiving–7.65%
Engineering–7.31%
Military–6.85%
Other (please specify)–6.62%
Self–Employed–6.33%
Health and Medicine–6.18%
Aviation–4.7%
Management–4.49%
Information Technology–4.32%
Business and Finance–4.22%
Government–4.03%
Sales/Marketing–3.8%
Building Trades–3.51%
Computer and Mathematical–2.84%
Education–2.34%
Production–2.09%
Student–2.07%
Law Enforcement–1.69%
Automotive–1.44%
Installation and Maintenance–1.44%
Entertainment–1.33%
Hospitality–1.12%
Legal–0.98%
Science–0.92%
Indoor Skydiving–0.41%

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%