Share of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018

Pet ownership in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2018 This statistic shows the estimated percentage of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018 Over the last three years, the share of household owning pets in the UK has increased, with an estimated 45 percent owning one in 2018.
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Households owning pets
201145%
201248%
201345%
201446%
201546%
201640%
201744%
201845%
Households owning pets
201145%
201248%
201345%
201446%
201546%
201640%
201744%
201845%
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This statistic shows the estimated percentage of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018 Over the last three years, the share of household owning pets in the UK has increased, with an estimated 45 percent owning one in 2018.
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Release date
2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2009 to 2018
Number of respondents
8000*
Age group
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
* Data based on total population figures collected over two year periods. For 2018, 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 (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 2018 are taken from previous years' 'Pet population' statistics by the source.

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