Percentage of households with mobile phones in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1996 to 2016

UK households: ownership of mobile telephones 1996-2016 The statistic shows the percent of households in the United Kingdom that own a mobile phone. In 1996, when this survey initiated, only 16 percent of households owned a mobile phone. As of 2016, that number had increased significantly to 95 percent of households. It's important to note that this statistic refers only to mobile phones and excludes landline telephones.
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Percentage of respondents
1996-9716%
1997-9820%
1998-9926%
1999-200044%
2000-0147%
2001-0264%
2002-0370%
2003-0476%
2004-0578%
2005-0679%
200680%
200778%
200879%
200981%
201080%
201187%
201287%
201392%
201494%
2014-15 94%
2015-16 95%
Percentage of respondents
1996-9716%
1997-9820%
1998-9926%
1999-200044%
2000-0147%
2001-0264%
2002-0370%
2003-0476%
2004-0578%
2005-0679%
200680%
200778%
200879%
200981%
201080%
201187%
201287%
201392%
201494%
2014-15 94%
2015-16 95%

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The statistic shows the percent of households in the United Kingdom that own a mobile phone. In 1996, when this survey initiated, only 16 percent of households owned a mobile phone. As of 2016, that number had increased significantly to 95 percent of households. It's important to note that this statistic refers only to mobile phones and excludes landline telephones.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
1996 to 2016
Special properties
Households
Method of interview
Questionnaire

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