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Pet ownership in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2020

This statistic shows the estimated percentage of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2020. Since 2016, the share of household owning pets in the UK has increased, with an estimated 45 percent owning one in 2018. However, the share of household owning pets decreased to 41 percent in 2020.

Share of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2020

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2020

Number of respondents

8,000*

Age group

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Data based on total population figures collected over two year periods. For 2020, over 4,000 people were interviewed over the last two years, giving an effective sample of over 8,000. Sample sizes varied for each year: n(2019)=over 8,000; n2018)=over 8,000; n (2017) = over 8,000; n (2016) = over 8,000; n (2015) = 8353; n (2014) = 6,000; n (2013) = 2,000; 2011 and 2012 not given.
Publication date unknown. Figures for years prior to 2020 are taken from previous years' 'Pet population' statistics by the source.

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