Teachers 'most likely professionals to own a caravan'

Teachers are the most likely people to tow a caravan, according to new research released this month. The Trading Floor, which is part of Callcredit Information Group, is in charge of the UK's largest database of caravan insurance data, allowing it to understand trends and facts about the 8.8 million motorists on our roads at present.

The statistics looked primarily at occupation and ownership trends, discovering that the top five professions of people who own caravans are teachers, engineers, company directors, police officers and civil servants.

Explaining its statistics, the Trading Floor noted that there was a five per cent increase in the number of domestic holidays taken in the UK during 2011 when compared to the previous year; holidaymakers preferred to go for holidays at home.

It was also estimated, when combining the number of Caravan Club members as well as those with the Camping and Caravanning Club, that 1.5 million people regularly take touring caravan or motorhome holidays every year in the UK, meaning it was "no surprise" that there is such a "diverse mix of people from all walks of life" who use caravans.

Chris McDonald, managing director of data solutions at Callcredit, said: "Every summer approximately two million caravans take to the roads and although the majority of people who own a caravan are retired, our study of caravan owners that are still in employment has shown that a surprising range of people have opted for the freedom a caravan can provide."