Smartphone ownership among adults in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2019

This statistic illustrates the amount of people who own or have ready access to a smartphone according to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom (UK). In 2019, 88 percent of respondents in the UK owned or had ready access to a smartphone, significant increase from the 52 percent seen in 2012.

Which, if any, of the following do you own or have ready access to?

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 2012 to June 2019*

Number of respondents


Age group

18-75 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Survey dates: May to June 2012, May to June 2013, May to June 2014, May to June 2015, May to June 2016, May to June 2017, Jun 2018, May to June 2019.
** Weighted base: (2012: 2,060), (2013: 4,020), (2014: 4,000), (2015: 4,000), (2016: 4,003), (2017: 4,002), (2018: 4,000)

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