Use of a smartphone to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2017

Do you use a smartphone to go online?*

Use of a smartphone to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2017 This statistic presents the findings of a survey on the smartphone use to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2009 and 2017. Over the period presented, it was found that a proportion of responding persons using smartphone to browse the internet increased continuously. The usage rate grew by over 50 percent since 2009. During the most recent survey wave in 2017, it was shown that 79 percent of respondents reported using such devices to access the internet, an increase of two percentage points in comparison with 2016. More information on smartphones in the UK can be found in our Statista dossier on the topic.
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Do you use a smartphone to go online?*

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Share of respondents
200928%
201145%
201253%
201359%
201461%
201565%
201677%
201779%
Share of respondents
200928%
201145%
201253%
201359%
201461%
201565%
201677%
201779%
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This statistic presents the findings of a survey on the smartphone use to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2009 and 2017. Over the period presented, it was found that a proportion of responding persons using smartphone to browse the internet increased continuously. The usage rate grew by over 50 percent since 2009. During the most recent survey wave in 2017, it was shown that 79 percent of respondents reported using such devices to access the internet, an increase of two percentage points in comparison with 2016. More information on smartphones in the UK can be found in our Statista dossier on the topic.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2009 to 2017***
Number of respondents
1192**
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
those who went online, number of respondents was weighted.
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
* The original survey question was: "Do you go online using any of these devices? Please bear in mind that certain apps that you may use on a mobile phone or tablet computer may require you to go online; for example, social media, news or online video apps such as YouTube. (MULTI CODE)"
** n (2009) = 2,905; n (2011) = 1,824; n (2012) = 1,805; n (2013) = 1,642; n (2014) = 1890; n (2015) = 1,841; n (2016) = 1,196.
*** 20th of September to the 30th of October 2017 was the date of the most recent survey.
Data for previous years has been taken from older reports from the same source. The data is in part from the Adults' Media Use and Attitudes report series.
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