Cell phone ownership in the UK 2017, by type of phone and age

This statistic illustrates the share of cell phones owned in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of phone and age. The highest share of all age groups owned smartphones. On the other hand, 27 percent of respondents aged 60 years and older owned basic cell phones, while one percent of respondents aged 30 to 59 years had no cell phones.

Share of cell phones owned in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of phone and age

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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 3, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Number of respondents

1,021*

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

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

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What kind of cell phone do you have?"
The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.
*Base: 18 to 29 years = (231); 30 to 59 years = (617); 60 and older = (173).

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