Share of children with TVs in their bedrooms in the United Kingdom (UK) 2007-2016

This graph displays the share of children aged five to fifteen in the United Kingdom (UK) who had a television set in their bedroom from 2007 to 2016. The share of children who had a TV in their bedroom fell from 66 percent in 2009 to 48 percent in 2016.

Share of children with televisions in their bedrooms in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2007 to 2016

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2007 to 2016

Number of respondents

1,375*

Age group

5-15 years

Special properties

Parents of children aged 5-15

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (2007) = 3,696, n (2009) = 2,131, n (2011) = 1,717, n (2013) = 1,689, n (2014) = 1,660; n (2015) = 1,379; n (2016) = 1,375.
The source indicates: "In 2014 this measure is derived from those parents who say their child has either a standard or a Smart TV in the bedroom, while in previous years they were not asked specifically about Smart TVs."
Regarding the survey question the source indicates: "I’m going to read out a list of different types of equipment that you may or may not have in your home, and which your child may or may not use. (prompted responses, single coded)"

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