Gaming on a mobile phone in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2018, by age

The statistic displays mobile gaming penetration in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2018, broken down by age. In 2012, 31 percent of respondents aged 16 to 24 reported playing games via mobile phone, and this number increased to 49 percent in 2014, followed by a decrease to the level of 40 percent in 2018.

Do you ever play games at home or elsewhere on a mobile phone?

2012201320142015201620172018
Aged 75+0%0%0%1%1%3%1%
Aged 65-741%2%5%5%4%5%4%
Aged 55-643%8%9%9%6%12%12%
Aged 45-548%17%22%27%18%17%19%
Aged 35-4418%19%35%28%27%26%19%
Aged 25-3419%32%40%47%27%31%41%
Aged 16-2431%40%49%44%40%41%40%
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2018**

Number of respondents

1,882*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* n (2012) = 1,805; n (2013) = 1,642; n (2014) = 1,890; n (2015) = 1,841; n (2012, 16-24) = 234; n (2013, 16-24) = 224; n (2014, 16-24) = 254; n (2015, 16-24) = 246; n (2012, 25-34) = 236; n (2013, 25-34) = 260; n (2014, 25-34) = 288; n (2015, 25-34) = 263; n (2012, 35-44) = 300; n (2013, 35-44) = 270; n (2014, 35-44) = 327; n (2015, 35-44) = 300; n (2012, 45-54) = 234; n (2013, 45-54) = 226; n (2014, 45-54) = 284; n (2015, 45-54) = 279; n (2012, 55-64) = 262; n (2013, 55-64) = 262; n (2014, 55-64) = 276; n (2014, 55-64) = 277; n (2012, 65-74) = 259; n (2013, 65-74) = 211; n (2014, 65-74) = 221; n (2015, 65-74) = 223; n (2012, 75+) = 280; n (2013, 75+) = 189; n (2014, 75+) = 240; n (2015, 75+) = 253; n 2016 (16-24) = 234; n 2016 (25-34) = 272; n 2016 (35-44) = 313; n 2016 (45-54) = 284; n 2016 (55-64) = 270; n 2016 (65-74) = 218; n 2016 (75+) = 255; n (2017) = 1,875; n 2017 (16-24) = 249; n 2017 (25-34) = 277; n 2017 (35-44) = 305; n 2017 (45-54) = 268; n 2017 (55-64) = 296; n 2017 (65-74) = 239; n 2017 (75+) = 241; n 2017 (males) = 909; n 2017 (females) = 966.
** Most recent survey carried out in September and October 2017.

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