Leading pets, by population size in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018/19

This statistic shows the estimated population size of the leading pets in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018 and 2019, based on running totals sourced over two years. Dogs had the largest population at 9 million, with 25 percent of households in the UK owning such pets.

Leading pets, ranked by estimated population size in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018/19

Population size in millions
Dogs9
Cats7.5
Rabbits0.6
Domestic fowl0.5
Indoor birds0.5
Guinea pigs0.4
Hamsters0.3
Tortoises and turtles0.3
Lizards0.3
Snakes0.2
Horses and ponies0.2
Rats0.1
Ferrets0.1
Gerbils0.1
People keep insects0.1
Pigeons0.1
Frogs and toads0.1
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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018 to 2019*

Number of respondents

8000*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Over 4,000 people interviewed over two years. Results show the average over two years.
Released date is the date of access to the data.

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