Online gaming among children in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017-2018, by age

This statistic shows the share of children who played games online in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2017 to 2018, by age group. Of children aged 12 to 15, 87 percent stated to play online games in 2018.

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Release date

January 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017 to 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

3-15 years

Special properties

Parents of children aged 3-7 whose child plays games and children aged 8-15 who ever play games

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* In 2017: n (aged 3-4) = 677, n (aged 5-7) = 412, n (aged 8-11) = 497, n (aged 12-15) = 479.
In 2018: n (aged 3-4) = 228, n (aged 5-7) = 277, n (aged 8-11) = 369, n (aged 12-15) = 369

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