WFTDA 2010 Demographic Survey Results

In 2010, WFTDA conducted its first annual demographic survey. The survey was conducted online over the course of four weeks, gathering information from 9,781 respondents.

Who Attends a Roller Derby Bout


Gender Demographic Chart Slightly skewed toward a female audience: 59% female, 41% male


Age Demographic Chart Young, with 41% between 25 and 34 years old (and an additional 41% between 35 and 54 years old)

Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation Demographic Chart About 80% of fans identify as straight; the remaining identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or other

Marital Status

Marital Status Demographic Chart 37% are single, 37% are married, and 16% live with a partner

Education Level

Education Level Demographic Chart 91% have at least some college education

Household Income

Household Income Demographic Chart Even distribution of household incomes, with most falling between $35,000 and $75,000 per year

Two thirds of all fans know the businesses that support their local derby league, and nearly 90% hold a favorable opinion of these businesses as a result. Over 60% have patronized businesses that sponsor their local league. Devoted derby fans make even more of an effort to support sponsoring businesses—84% know who the sponsors are and almost 80% have patronized those businesses.

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