Percentage of households with mobile phone in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by household composition

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Household compositionPercentage of respondents
One adult, retired mainly dependent on state pensions*72%
One adult, other retired 74%
One adult, non-retired 97%
One adult, one child 100%
One adult, two or more children 100%
Two adults, retired mainly dependent on state pensions*92%
Two adults, other retired 94%
Two adults, non-retired 99%
Two adults, one child 100%
Two adults, two children 99%
Two adults, three children 100%
Two adults, four or more children 99%
Three adults 98%
Three adults, one or more children 100%
All other households without children 100%
All other households with children 100%
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The statistic shows the percent of households in the United Kingdom that have a mobile phone. The distribution is based on their household composition. The survey was conducted in 2016. In this year, 72 percent of households consisting of 'one adult, non-retired' had a mobile phone. In households consisting of two adults and four or more children, 99 percent of respondents had a mobile phone.

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