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.
Proportion of adults (16 years and older) with an account at a financial institution or mobile-money-service provider
|Unit of measurement
Account at a financial institution includes respondents who report having an account at a bank or at another type of financial institution, such as a credit union, microfinance institution, cooperative, or the post office (if applicable), or having a debit card in their own name. In addition, it includes respondents who report receiving wages, government transfers, or payments for agricultural products into an account at a financial institution in the past 12 months, paying utility bills or school fees from an account at a financial institution in the past 12 months, or receiving wages or government transfers into a card in the past 12 months.
Mobile money account includes respondents who report personally using GSM Association (GSMA) Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) services in the past 12 months to pay bills or to send or receive money. In addition, it includes respondents who report receiving wages, government transfers, or payments for agricultural products through a mobile phone in the past 12 months.
Any other type of asset includes Government Gilt Edged Stocks, Save-As-You-Earn (SAYE) schemes, endowments, Guaranteed Equity Bonds and Friendly society investments.
Age; Bank account category; Sex
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator. The indicator is based on data collected through surveys of individuals living in private households in the United Kingdom with representative samples. Appropriate sampling weights are used such that sample data yields estimates for the overall population.
Please note that although this indicator requires data on the proportion of adults aged 15 years and older with an account at a bank or other financial institution or with a mobile-money-service provider, the data source only produces figures for those aged 16 years and older. As such, the data presented on this page reflects the proportion of adults aged 16 years and older, with an account at a financial institution or mobile-money-service provider.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated
|24 May 2023
|Metadata last updated
|31 May 2023