Internet usage on a mobile phone in Great Britain 2010-2018, by age

Share of individuals who accessed the internet on a mobile phone in Great Britain from 2010 to 2018, by age

by S. O'Dea, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Internet usage on a mobile phone in Great Britain 2010-2018, by age Those aged 25 to 34 are the most likely to have accessed the internet on a mobile in Great Britain during 2018, according to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Office for National Statistics. Usage rates for those aged 16 to 24 dipped slightly from 2017 to 2018, falling by 5 percent.
Smartphone ownership

    95 percent of people aged 16 to 34 years in the UK owned a smartphone as of 2018. While ownership rates decline with age, the share of people over the age of 55 who own a smartphone has increased. 42 percent of people in this age bracket owned a smartphone in 2016, while this figure exceeded 50 percent for the first time in 2018. Globally, it is expected that 40 percent of the population will own a smartphone by 2021.

Apple at the top of the tree

Apple are the leading smartphone manufacture in the UK as of 2018, holding a market share of 51.46 percent. Apple continue to generally increase their share of the market, increasing their stake from 46.01 percent in 2010. Samsung held 28.86 percent of the market in 2018.
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Share of individuals who accessed the internet on a mobile phone in Great Britain from 2010 to 2018, by age

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