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Indicator 5.b.1 Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex

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Source: Ofcom

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: The period January to February is being used to report annual data. The date on the X axis is the year at the start of the period

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

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Available disaggregations
Calculations
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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex

Target name

Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Link to UN metadata
Organisation

Ofcom

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2008

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

23/04/2018

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

MarketResearch@ofcom.org.uk

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