Use of smartphones to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by age group

This statistic displays the findings of a survey on the use of smartphones to go online in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by age group. In 2018, use of smartphone to browse the internet was higher among younger surveyed age groups. Of responding internet users, 94 percent of respondents aged 16 to 24 reported using their smartphones to access the internet. According to a study conducted by Ofcom in 2015, 97 percent of respondents among the 16 to 24 age group, stated that they had used such devices to go online.

Do you use a smartphone to go online?*

Share of respondents
75+14%
65-7429%
55-6458%
45-5481%
35-4490%
25-3496%
16-2494%
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

1,882**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was phrased as follows:
"Do you go online using any of these devices? ."
** (prompted responses, multi-coded)

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