Connected device penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2019

This statistic presents the connected device ownership in the home in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2019. 2014 has seen an increase in the penetration of devices able to connect to the internet i.e. PCs, laptops or tablet computers. In the UK, 82 percent of adults owned at least one connected device in 2014.
The use of connected devices in households is becoming a trend, and the number of connected devices per person was high among respondents from the UK. In addition, there were many smart home devices such as smart thermostats or smartphones.

Connected device penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2019

Percentage of population
201982%
2018*83%
2017*84%
2016*84%
2015*84%
2014*82%
2013*80%
2012*82%
2011*78%
2010*78%
2009*76%
2008*70%
2007*72%
2006*68%
200566%
200465%
200359%
200253%
200152%
200046%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 3rd, 2019 to February 28, 2019

Number of respondents

2,197**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Note: Data for 2006-2016 based on Q2 data, all other data based on Q4. Data for 2000-2010 refers to PC or laptop computers. Data for 2011-2013 also includes netbook or tablet computers but not smartphones. Data for 2018 only includes Q1 data.
** Base: (Q4 2000, 2,133) (Q4 2001, 2,159) (Q4 2002, 2,138), (Q4 2003, 2,150) (Q4 2004, 2,131) (Q4 2005, 2,214) (Q2 2006, 2,439) (Q2 2007, 2,265) (Q2 2008, 2,109) (Q2 2009, 2,085) (Q2 2010, 2,106) (Q2 2011, 2,862) (Q2 2012, 2,893) (Q2 2013, 2,879) (Q2 2014, 2,877 (Q2 2015, 2,335) (Q2 2016, 2,335) (Q2 2017, 2,675) (Q1 2019, 2.197)
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Does your household , have a desktop PC, laptop, netbook or tablet computer?"

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