Tyche “Statto” Shepherd has published her first private estate survey for over two years and it makes for very interesting reading. Tyche’s last private estate survey was published in November 2013. This survey covers Second Life only.
The methodology for these surveys is, to quote Tyche :
these results are based on a sample of 5000 randomly selected private estate regions designed to estimate full/ Homestead/ Openspace penetration.
So with that said let’s get straight to comparisons.
- Full Regions : 2,368
- Homestead Regions : 2,005
- Openspace : 29
- Closed to Public : 598
- Full Regions : 2,266
- Homestead Regions : 1,921
- Openspace : 21
- Closed to Public : 792
Now remember that this is a survey, not a comparison of the overall number of regions, the above comparisons designed to gauge an idea of how the land lies regarding the type of regions in terms of the percentage of the grid they occupy.
November 2013 Accessible Regions (4,402)
- Full Regions : 53.8%
- Homestead Regions : 45.5%
- Openspace : 0.7%
March 2016 Accessible Regions (4,208)
- Full Regions : 53.9%
- Homestead Regions : 45.6%
- Openspace : 0.5%
Tyche comments further on the methodology for this survey :
The Margins of Error are +/-1.30% , +/- 1.29% and +/-0.21% respectively for the three figures figure at the 95% confidence level.
Remember the above is part of a survey, not an overall comparison of the number of regions on the grid. Tyche does comment on the numbers overall in her commentary, but we’ll come to that later.
As we can see from the comparisons, the shape of the grid in terms of the percentage of Full, Homestead and Openspace regions has changed very little in the period between November 2013 and March 2016.