Smartphone ownership in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2023, by age

Smartphone ownership penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012-2023, by age

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Release date

August 2023


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2023

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* n (2012) = 3,772; n (2013) = 3,750; n (2014) = 3,740; n(2016) = 3,737; n(2017) = 3,743); n(2018) = 3,730; n(2020)=3,679; n(2021)=2,875.
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Are any of the mobile phones in your household a smartphone?"
**As of 2016, the source only provides four age groups with the oldest being 55+.As of 2023, the source reintroduced the 65+ group.

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