Average Heights / Dimensions of Person Sitting

Woman sitting dimensions

Man sitting dimensions

Average Heights and Dimensions of a person sitting:

Average Height of Seated Man (above seat level): 910mm

Average Eye Level of Seated Man (above seat level): 790mm

Average Shoulder Height of Seated Man (above seat level): 595mm

Average Thigh Clearance of Man: 160mm

Average Seat Width (man): 360mm

Average Height of Seated Woman (above seat level): 850mm

Average Eye Level of Seated Woman (above seat level): 740mm

Average Shoulder Height of Seated Woman (above seat level): 555mm

Average Thigh Clearance of Woman: 155mm

Average Seat Width (woman): 370mm

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8 Comments

  1. May i know where your data is collected from?

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    • Hi,
      A variety of sources, a combination of Metric Handbook, Neufert Architects Data, Architects Pocket book, online sources.

      Reply
  2. Hello, are these numbers for the UK or globally?

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    • Hi Emily, the numbers are based on UK data.

      Reply
  3. Hi, have you got elbow height level? I am looking for how high a desk must be for the average person.

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  4. Hi Emily, wonderful data, thanks! Is the standing height of male considered the average UK male height?

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    • It is data from Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data and Nuefert Architects Data 🙂

      Reply

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