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Use of games consoles and players among children to consume media at home in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2017, by age group

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Games console usage among children in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2017, by age This statistic illustrates the results of a survey on the development of gaming console and player use by children to consume media at home in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2017, broken down by child's age group. Survey results are based on face-to-face interviews with UK parents of children aged between 3 and 15 years. In 2017, games console usage at home was highest among 12- to 15-year-olds, with 68 percent of children in that age group using this device type, whereas only 18 of children aged 3 to 4 years had access to and used a gaming console in their home. Generally, console usage for media consumption fell between 2013 and 2016 across all age groups.
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This statistic illustrates the results of a survey on the development of gaming console and player use by children to consume media at home in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2017, broken down by child's age group. Survey results are based on face-to-face interviews with UK parents of children aged between 3 and 15 years. In 2017, games console usage at home was highest among 12- to 15-year-olds, with 68 percent of children in that age group using this device type, whereas only 18 of children aged 3 to 4 years had access to and used a gaming console in their home. Generally, console usage for media consumption fell between 2013 and 2016 across all age groups.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2013 to 2017
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parents of children aged 3-4 or 5-15
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
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* In 2013: n (3-4) = 685, n (aged 5-7) = 533, n (aged 8-11) = 587, n (aged 12-14) = 569.
In 2014: n (aged 3-4) = 731, n (aged 5-7) = 453, n (aged 8-11) = 609, n (aged 12-15) = 598.
In 2015: n (aged 3-4) = 688, n (aged 5-7) = 399, n (aged 8-11) = 492, n (aged 12-15) = 488; In 2016: n (aged 3-4) = 684, n (aged 5-7) = 398, n (aged 8-11) = 503, n (aged 12-15) = 474; In 2017: n (aged 5-15) = 1,388, n (aged 3-4) = 677, n (aged 5-7) = 412, n (aged 8-11) = 497, n (aged 12-15) = 479.
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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