Analyse and synthesis of the existing data

National data United Kingdom


A/ Population

59.6 million (mid-2003)
Sources : Office for National Statistics: Available online at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=6 (accessed 21 March 2005).

Percentage of young people (each gender) between 12 and 18 years :
4.70% boys aged 12 - 18 (mid-2003)
Sources : Office for National Statistics: Available online at : http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Expodata/Spreadsheets/D8548.xls
(accessed 29 March 2005).

4.45% girls aged 12 - 18 (mid-2003)

B/ Data about Internet

In schools : 99% (2003)
Sources : Department for Education and Skills (2003) ICT in Schools Survey London : DfES
At home : 52% (12.9 million) (October 2004)
Sources : Office for National Statistics : Available online at : http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/nugget.asp?ID=8&Pos=6&ColRank=1&Rank=192 (accessed 21 March 2005).

C/ Data about mobile phones

71% of 9 - 19 year olds have mobile phones (January 2005)
Sources : BMRB (2004) Ten surprising TGI Facts http://www.marketresearch.com/map/cat/1446.html
(accessed January 2005).

75% of adults own a mobile phone (May 2003)
Sources : Office for National Statistics : Available online at :
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=7202&Pos=4&ColRank=
2&Rank=272

(accessed 29 March 2005 ).

D/ Data about the market of games consoles :

2 m games consoles purchased in 1999, 7.3 m UK homes (31%) (1999 was most recent data available without making payment to a research company)
Sources : Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association : Available online at : http://www.elspa.com/about/pr/pr.asp?mode=view&t=1&id=83 (accessed 30 March 2005)

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