Device usage among children to consume media in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2018

This statistic illustrates device usage to consume media among children in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2018. Of children aged five to fifteen, 53 percent used a games console to consume media in 2018, a decrease of seven percentage points compared to the previous year.

Devices used by children to consume media at home in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2018

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Release date

January 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

5-15 years

Special properties

Parents of children aged 5-15

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (2013) = 1,689; n (2014) = 1,660; n (2015) = 1,379, n (2016) = 1,375; n (2017) = 1,388; n (2018) = 1,430.
Prompt: "I’m going to read out a list of different types of equipment that you may or may not have in your home, and which your child may or may not use." Prompted responses, single coded.

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