Share of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2017

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Households owning pets

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This statistic shows the estimated percentage of households owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2017. In 2016 an estimated 40 percent of households in the UK owned a pet.
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United Kingdom
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2009 to 2017
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* Data based on total population figures collected over two year periods. For 2016, 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 (2016) = over 8,000; n (2015) = 8353; n (2014) = 6,000; n (2013) = 2,000; 2011 and 2012 not given.
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