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Children owning mobile phones in the UK 2021, by age

Share of children owning mobile phones in the United Kingdom (UK) as of December 2021, by age group

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Release date

March 2022


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 21 to Decmber 7, 2021

Number of respondents

2,444 respondents

Age group

3-17 years

Special properties

parents of 3-17 year olds

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original question was formed as follows: "F. Does your child have their own mobile phone of any type? If so - is it a smartphone? (single code)"
Base: Parents of children aged 3-17 (326 aged 3-4, 489 aged 5-7, 652 aged 8-11, 652 aged 12-15, 326 aged 16-17).

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