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Premier League attendances for 2012-13 have shown an increase of nearly 4% on the previous season.

The average attendance for a game in England's top flight was 35,975, up from 34,601 in 2011-12.

That rise has come during a difficult economic period, with the UK narrowly avoiding a triple-dip recession during the first quarter of 2013.

The official figures from the respective leagues show crowds have fluctuated across Europe, with Barcelona's average gate down by more than 9,000, an 11% drop.

Attendances at Inter Milan have fallen by more than 3,000, but new German champions Bayern Munich have seen an average increase of around 2,000.

Did you know?

  • Wigan featured as the away team in six of the lowest Premier League attendances this season. Reading were involved in four of the lowest
  • Both Barcelona and AC Milan have seen their crowds drop by an average of 10,000 this season compared to last term
  • Ajax, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Juventus and PSG have bucked the downward trend across Europe with slight increases in their average attendances
  • Celtic's average SPL attendance has dropped by nearly 4,000 compared to last season
  • Five of this season's top 12 attendances in the SPL featured Celtic as the visiting side
  • Brighton's average attendance has increased by more than 6,000 in their second season at the Amex Community Stadium

The Scottish Premier League's average attendance fell by 28%, from 13,855 to 10,020, although that figure was skewed by the liquidation of Rangers, who reformed in the Scottish Third Division.

Celtic were one of six SPL clubs whose gates fell in 2012-13, with average crowds dropping from 50,904 to 46,917.

Rangers saw only a slight dip in attendances, though, attracting average crowds of 45,750 - down from 46,324 - as they won the Division Three title.

In England, 16 of the 20 Premier League clubs increased their average attendance in 2012-13. The three largest rises were for the three clubs promoted from the Championship in 2012 - Reading, Southampton and West Ham - with Everton recording the next largest increase.

But a football supporters' group has warned that these increases could be lost if Premier League clubs do not reduce ticket prices.

Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters' Federation, believes that away supporters are particularly in danger of being priced out of grounds.

"We will be watching very closely what happens next season, when there will be a major increase in media revenue under the new television contracts," Clarke told BBC Sport.

"The Premier League clubs will be receiving so much from these contracts that they could let almost everybody in for free next season and still have the same amount of money coming in as they do now.

"Certainly if the match-going fan does not get the benefit of the clubs' extra media revenue, the reaction could be significant."

To see how your club fares in the attendance league, use our interactive table below. Clicking at the top of any column will rank the clubs in order.

Club 2012-13 average 2011-12 average Highest attendance 2012-13 Lowest attendance 2012-13

Arsenal

60079

60000

60112

59872

Aston Villa

35059

33873

42084

28692

Chelsea

41462

41478

41794

38484

Everton

36355

33228

39613

32510

Fulham

25394

25293

25700

24087

Liverpool

44748

44253

45009

44263

Manchester City

46974

47044

47386

45579

Manchester United

75529

75387

75605

75142

Newcastle United

50517

49935

52385

43858

Norwich City

26671

26605

26842

26072

Queens Park Rangers

17779

17295

18337

16658

Reading

23862

19219

24184

22321

Southampton

30873

26419

31944

28004

Stoke City

26919

27225

27544

24421

Sunderland

40544

39095

47456

35628

Swansea City

20370

19946

20650

19603

Tottenham Hotspur

36066

36026

36763

35534

West Brom

25359

24798

26438

23854

West Ham

34719

30923

35005

33052

Wigan Athletic

19173

18633

23001

15436

Barnsley

10207

10331

15744

7844

Birmingham City

16702

19126

19630

13532

Blackburn Rovers

14974

22551

20735

12230

Blackpool

13916

12764

15907

12653

Bolton Wanderers

18103

23669

24844

15675

Brighton & Hove Albion

26236

20029

30003

23703

Bristol City

13348

13907

19148

11836

Burnley

12928

14048

21341

10450

Cardiff City

22998

22100

26558

20058

Charlton Athletic

18499

17485

26185

15585

Crystal Palace

17280

15219

22154

12757

Derby County

23228

26020

33010

20063

Huddersfield Town

15113

14131

21614

11840

Hull City

17368

18790

23812

14756

Ipswich Town

17526

18266

21988

15417

Leeds United

21572

23379

25532

16788

Leicester City

22054

23036

25913

8585

Middlesbrough

16794

17557

28229

13377

Millwall

10559

11484

18013

8607

Nottingham Forest

23082

21969

28707

18748

Peterborough United

8215

9110

13938

5435

Sheffield Wednesday

24078

21336

31375

18922

Watford

13453

12710

16968

11022

Wolverhampton Wanderers

21662

25682

28595

18174

Bournemouth

6852

5881

9135

4951

Brentford

6302

5643

12300

4384

Bury

2749

3552

5213

1396

Carlisle United

4302

5284

5965

3229

Colchester United

3529

3865

5862

2367

Coventry City

10948

15118

15185

8862

Crawley Town

3408

3212

5058

2544

Crewe Alexandra

4903

4124

6547

3770

Doncaster Rovers

7238

9341

12785

5411

Hartlepool United

3612

4960

4474

2502

Leyton Orient

4001

4298

5191

2664

MK Dons

8611

8659

13620

6622

Notts County

5521

6807

7608

3409

Oldham Athletic

4128

4432

6426

2969

Portsmouth

12232

15044

18433

9815

Preston North End

9214

11820

12014

8013

Scunthorpe United

3348

4331

5533

2382

Sheffield United

18611

18701

23431

15744

Shrewsbury Town

5735

5769

8021

4711

Stevenage

3169

3558

4518

2374

Swindon Town

8528

8410

11381

7169

Tranmere Rovers

6172

5130

10587

4177

Walsall

4234

4274

7504

2787

Yeovil Town

4071

3984

6006

2900

Accrington Stanley

1674

1784

3010

1031

Aldershot Town

2271

2864

3699

1178

Barnet

2439

2288

6001

1483

Bradford City

10322

10171

13461

8047

Bristol Rovers

6308

6035

8646

4721

Burton Albion

2859

2809

5426

1712

Cheltenham Town

3252

3424

5888

2195

Chesterfield

5431

9279

7322

3968

Dagenham & Redbridge

1903

2090

3781

1227

Exeter City

4141

4474

6447

3249

Fleetwood Town

2855

2264

3705

2019

Gillingham

6601

5146

11172

4380

Morecambe

1954

2144

4029

1226

Northampton Town

4785

4867

7471

3541

Oxford United

5954

7451

7608

4906

Plymouth Argyle

7095

6915

13251

5219

Port Vale

5727

4819

12496

4139

Rochdale

2439

3108

5042

1551

Rotherham United

7954

3498

11441

5632

Southend United

5034

5969

7498

3908

Torquay United

2709

2869

5666

1178

AFC Wimbledon

4060

4294

4749

3550

Wycombe Wanderers

3720

4843

7120

2365

York City

3878

3239

5975

2699

Aberdeen

9563

9297

18000

6334

Celtic

46917

50904

57000

39959

Dundee

5943

4223

11419

3674

Dundee United

7482

7482

13538

5117

Heart of Midlothian

13163

13381

17062

10080

Hibernian

10543

9909

16805

8121

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

4038

4023

6766

2529

Kilmarnock

4745

5537

6523

3572

Motherwell

5362

5946

10496

3649

Ross County

4343

2873

6110

2837

St Johnstone

3640

4170

6700

2167

St Mirren

4389

4493

6347

3065

Rangers

45750

46324

50048

34441

Ajax

51037

50044

53052

46772

Barcelona

74911

84119

96589

56065

Bayern Munich

71000

69000

71000

71000

Benfica

44706

38029

62553

24104

Borussia Dortmund

80512

80521

80645

80000

Inter Milan

44828

47913

79341

39117

Juventus

38703

32610

40562

36109

PSG

43142

41921

45432

38102

Real Madrid

71555

74678

84000

53000

 

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