Mobile phone usage in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2018

This statistic illustrates mobile phone usage in the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2018. The proportion of adults using mobile phones saw an increase of 14 percent in the years from 2005 to 2018. The share of adults using a mobile phone increased to 96 percent in 2018 as opposed to 94 percent in 2017.

Do you personally use a mobile phone?*

Share of respondents
201896%
201794%
201690%
201590%
201489%
201392%
201292%
201192%
200991%
200785%
200582%
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2005 to 2018**

Number of respondents

1,882 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was "Can you please look at this list and tell me which of these you have at home? (prompted responses, multi-coded)/ And which of these devices that you just said you had at home do you personally ever use, for any purpose?"
** September to November 2018 was the date of the most recent survey.

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