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.
5.b.1 Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex
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A smartphone is defined as a phone on which you can easily access emails, download files and applications, as well as view websites and generally search the internet.
From 2015 onwards, the age categories ‘55 to 64’ and ‘65 and over’ were combined and renamed ‘55 +’.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||28 April 2022|
|Metadata last updated||28 April 2022|