Electronic device ownership in households in the UK 2017, by type

This statistic illustrates the share of households that owned various electronic devices in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of device. The top three devices that were present in households were: TV sets, smartphones, and landline phones. These three devices had shares of 95, 92 and 83 percent respectively. In addition, every household had at least one electronic device out of the list of devices mentioned.
TV sets and landline phones were present in households for many years now, but smartphones' popularity grew by a large margin in recent years. The ownership of smartphones increased considerably in recent years, and not just for young people. Older generations' ownership of smartphones also increased.

Share of households that own selected electronic devices in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of device

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Release date

May 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 3, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Number of respondents

1,021 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents are English speaking residential population who own a smartphone and/or a landline phone

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following devices do you have in your household?"

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