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Smartphone usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2020, by socio-economic group

Do you personally use a smartphone?* - by socio-economic group

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Release date

April 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2021**

Number of respondents

1,702 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Those who use a mobile phone

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was "You said you use a mobile phone. Is it a smartphone? (prompted responses, single coded)."
** October 2020 to January 2021 was the date of the most recent survey.
The source define the social classes as:
A - higher managerial, administrative and professional
B - Intermediate managerial, administrative and professional
C1 - Supervisory, clerical and junior managerial, administrative and professional
C2 - Skilled manual workers
D - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers
E - State pensioners, casual and lowest grade workers, unemployed with state benefits only

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