Share of households with landline phones in Germany 1998-2019

This statistic shows the share of households with a landline phone in Germany from 1998 to 2019. In 2019, roughly 86.4 percent of German households owned at least one landline phone, an increase compared to the previous year, at 84.9 percent.

Share of private households owning a landline phone in Germany from 1998 to 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

1998 to 2019

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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