Mobile phone usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2017

Do you personally use a mobile phone?*

Mobile phone usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2017 This statistic illustrates mobile phone usage in the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2017. The proportion of adults using mobile phones saw an increase of 10 percent in the years from 2005 to 2013, and 92 percent of all adults reported using a mobile phone in 2013. The share of adults using a mobile phone increased to 94 percent in 2017 as opposed to 90 percent in 2016.
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Do you personally use a mobile phone?*

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Share of respondents
200582%
200785%
200991%
201192%
201292%
201392%
201489%
201590%
201690%
201794%
Share of respondents
200582%
200785%
200991%
201192%
201292%
201392%
201489%
201590%
201690%
201794%
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This statistic illustrates mobile phone usage in the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2017. The proportion of adults using mobile phones saw an increase of 10 percent in the years from 2005 to 2013, and 92 percent of all adults reported using a mobile phone in 2013. The share of adults using a mobile phone increased to 94 percent in 2017 as opposed to 90 percent in 2016.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2005 to 2017**
Number of respondents
1,846 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Supplementary notes
* The original survey question was "Can you please look at this list and tell me which of these you have at home? (prompted responses, multi-coded)/ And which of these devices that you just said you had at home do you personally ever use, for any purpose?"
** September to October 2017 was the date of the most recent survey.
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