Mobile phones: regular use among children the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2017, by age

This graph displays the share of children aged five to fifteen in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2017 who were regular users of mobile phones, broken down by age group. Usage was most common among those aged 12 to 15, at 86 percent of respondents in 2017.

Share of children who regularly used mobile phones in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2017, by age

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Release date

November 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

5-15 years

Special properties

children aged 5-15

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (2014) = 1,660; n (2015) = 1,379; n (2016) = 1,375; n (2017) = 2,776.
Regarding the survey question the source indicates: "Which of the following do you use almost every day? (prompted responses, multi-coded)"

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