A third of teenage mobile owners have tablets

A third of 13-18 year olds with a mobile phone also have access to a tablet, a YouGov report has found.

The YouGov Kids Smartphone, Mobile Internet, eXperience report reveals a recent explosion in the tablet market, with over a quarter (27 per cent) of those questioned having access to one in their household.

The survey also reveals:

  • 61 per cent of 13-18 year-old tablet owners live in a multi-tablet household
  • 39 per cent reported they are the sole tablet owner in their home
  • 63 per cent are part of single-tablet homes and 37 per cent live in households with two or more tablets.

Russell Feldman, director of technology and telecoms at YouGov, said:

"Having grown up around tablets, teenagers see the devices as the new normal. This study suggests that the number of young people ‘owning' the devices has come about at the same time as the rise in the multi-tablet household.

"What is clear from the research is that with more and more brands launching devices, tablets are becoming increasingly ubiquitous among the young, creating a lucrative market for manufacturers, networks and retailers as well as app designers."