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 (%)


1) The period January to February is being used to report annual data.

2) The date on the X axis is the year at the start of the period.

3) From 2015 onwards, the age categories '55 to 64' and '65 and over' were combined and renamed '55 +'.

4) All data have been weighted to ensure they are representative of the UK adult population.

5) As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ofcom Technology Tracker was not able to conduct face-to-face fieldwork in 2021, the method by which previous Technology Tracker surveys have been conducted. As such, data for 2021 has not been included as it is not directly comparable to previous years.

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