Social network profile creation in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by age group

This statistic displays the results of a survey among internet users regarding the creation of social networking profiles in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by age group. In 2018, it was found that 94 percent of responding internet users aged 16 to 24 years reported having a profile on social media sites or apps, which was the largest proportion across all surveyed age groups. During the survey wave in 2015, 71 percent of UK respondents reported doing some kind of social media activity at least weekly.

Share of respondents who had a profile on social media networking platforms in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by age group*

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to November 2018

Number of respondents

1,602 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

internet users.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was phrased as follows:
"I'd now like to ask you some questions about social media - so using websites or apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and YouTube. Do you have a social media profile or account on any sites or apps?" single coded.

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