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Share of households with mobile phones in Germany 2000-2020

This statistic shows the share of households owning a mobile phone in Germany from 2000 to 2020. In 2020, roughly 97.5 percent of German households owned at least one mobile phone, a slight increase compared to the previous year, at 97 percent.

Share of private households owning a mobile phone in Germany from 2000 to 2020

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2020

Special properties

private households (excl. self-employed and farmers)

Supplementary notes

The LWR survey did not take place in 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018. The figures for those years are based on die data of the EVS (Einkommens- und Verbrauchsstichprobe = Income and Consumption Survey), the other years on LWR (Laufende Wirtschaftrechnungen = ongoing budget surveys). The figures can not be compared without adjustment.
No data available for 1999 and 2002.

According to the source, the figures include cordless landline phones.

The source adds the following information: "Private household equipment, excluding households of self-employed or farmers and households with a monthly household net income of 18,000 euros and above."

On EVS the source states:"Private households at the main residence, with a monthly income of less than 18,000 euros. Overall people without permanent residence (homeless) and people in collective homes and institutions are not included in the survey."
The cutoff date is January 1 of each year.

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