Share of people who gamble online in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2017, by age group

Participation in online gambling in the United Kingdom 2016-2017, by age group The statistic displays the results of a survey on the proportion of people within different age groups who gamble online on a monthly basis in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2016 and March 2017. Data collection was done via an omnibus survey most recently conducted in June, September, December 2016 and March 2017. As of March 2017, it was found that 21.6 percent of respondents between the age of 35 and 44 years stated that they took part in a form of online gambling in the past four weeks. This age group had the highest proportion of people who gamble online as of March 2017, yet in 2016 the highest percentage of online gamblers was among 45 to 54 year olds. The age group of people 65 years and older had the lowest proportion of online gamblers with 10.1 percent of respondents having stated that they gambled online within the past four weeks. The age groups rank very similar to one another when taking a look at the age groups of gambling in general. More information on gambling in the UK can also be found in the Dossier: Gambling in the United Kingdom.
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March 2016March 2017
16-24 year olds*9.5%15.7%
25-34 year olds17.3%21.5%
35-44 year olds20.7%21.6%
45-54 year olds22.2%17.7%
55-64 year olds13.1%18.6%
65+ year olds7.7%10.1%
March 2016March 2017
16-24 year olds*9.5%15.7%
25-34 year olds17.3%21.5%
35-44 year olds20.7%21.6%
45-54 year olds22.2%17.7%
55-64 year olds13.1%18.6%
65+ year olds7.7%10.1%

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The statistic displays the results of a survey on the proportion of people within different age groups who gamble online on a monthly basis in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2016 and March 2017. Data collection was done via an omnibus survey most recently conducted in June, September, December 2016 and March 2017. As of March 2017, it was found that 21.6 percent of respondents between the age of 35 and 44 years stated that they took part in a form of online gambling in the past four weeks. This age group had the highest proportion of people who gamble online as of March 2017, yet in 2016 the highest percentage of online gamblers was among 45 to 54 year olds. The age group of people 65 years and older had the lowest proportion of online gamblers with 10.1 percent of respondents having stated that they gambled online within the past four weeks. The age groups rank very similar to one another when taking a look at the age groups of gambling in general. More information on gambling in the UK can also be found in the Dossier: Gambling in the United Kingdom.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
March 2016 to March 2017
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Omnibus survey
Supplementary notes
* The source adds the following information: "In March 2016 the sample was broadened to include participants aged 16+".
Source notes survey questions related to respondents' gambling participation in the past four weeks.

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