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Table 1 UK monthly women's magazines included in study

From: Variations in food and drink advertising in UK monthly women's magazines according to season, magazine type and socio-economic profile of readers: a descriptive study of publications over 12 months

Publication Cover price of first issue (£) N issues per year First issue in sample Magazine type Monthly readership (1000 s)1 Percentage of population who read magazine1,2 C2DE:ABC1 ratio6 Affluence tertile7
       Overall3 ABC14 C2DE5   
BBC Good Food 3.10 12 April 2008 Food and homes 1149 2.4 3.2 1.3 0.41 Most
Company 2.00 12 May 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 647 1.3 1.6 1.0 0.63 Least
Cosmopolitan 3.20 12 April 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 1756 3.6 4.6 2.4 0.52 Middle
Country Living 3.50 12 April 2008 Food and homes 798 1.6 2.2 0.9 0.41 Most
Elle 3.30 12 May 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 854 1.8 2.2 1.2 0.55 Middle
Glamour 2.00 12 April 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 1236 2.6 3.3 1.7 0.52 Middle
Good Housekeeping 3.30 12 May 2008 General interest 1589 3.3 4.5 1.8 0.40 Most
Hair 2.99 10 June 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 677 1.4 1.5 1.3 0.87 Least
Homes & Garden 3.40 12 May 2008 Food and homes 878 1.8 2.3 1.1 0.48 Middle
House & Garden 3.60 12 April 2008 Food and homes 792 1.6 2.0 1.1 0.55 Least
House Beautiful 3.10 11 May 2008 Food and homes 505 1.0 1.4 0.6 0.43 Most
Ideal Home 3.10 12 May 2008 Food and homes 1050 2.2 2.6 1.6 0.62 Least
Marie Claire 3.20 12 May 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 1217 2.5 3.3 1.6 0.48 Middle
Mother & Baby 2.60 12 May 2008 General interest 678 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.33 Least
Prima 2.50 12 May 2008 General interest 684 1.4 1.6 1.2 0.75 Least
Red 3.30 12 April 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 693 1.4 2.1 0.6 0.29 Most
Vogue 3.80 12 April 2008 Lifestyle and beauty 1230 2.5 3.3 1.5 0.45 Most
Woman & Home 3.40 12 May 2008 General interest 813 1.7 2.2 1.1 0.50 Middle
  1. 1Data obtained from National Readership Survey (NRS), October 2006 - September 2007, restricted to adults aged 15 years or older, see reference[16]. 2As calculated by NRS. 3All adults aged 15 years and older. 4Adults aged 15 years and older in non-manual social classes, as defined and calculated by NRS. 5Adults aged 15 years and older in manual social classes, as defined and calculated by NRS. 6Ratio of percentage of population in manual social classes (C2DE) who read the magazine:percentage of population in non-manual social classes (ABC1) who read the magazine. 7Tertiles of C2DE:ABC1 ratio; most = most affluent readership, lowest C2DE:ABC1 ratio; least = least affluent readership, highest C2DE:ABC1 ratio; middle = intermediate readership, intermediate C2DE:ABC1 ratio.