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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH

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info@pfma.org.uk

Historical Pet Population

This chart details the rolling totals over the last five years.  For annual data in more detail please search the relevant year in the tabs to the right hand side of this page.  

Rolling total 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16   2016-17 2017-18
Sample 4,156 4,205 4,223 6,192 8,353 8,380   8,000 8,000
                   
% households                  
Any pet 46% 47% 48% 47% 46% 40%   44% 45%
Indoor fish 10% 10% 10% 9% 9% 8%   8% 7%
Outdoor fish 6% 6% 6% 6% 5% 5%   5%  
Dogs 22% 22% 24% 25% 24% 24%   24% 26%
Cats 18% 18% 19% 18% 17% 17%   17% 18%
Rabbits 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2%   2% 2%
Domestic fowl 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%   1% 0.4%
Guinea Pigs 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1%   2% 1%
Indoor birds 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2%   0% 1%
Hamsters 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1%   1% 1%
Lizards 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0.3%   - 0.5%

 

Pet population (m)

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
All 63.5 66.9 69.2 64.9 58.4 54 54 51
Indoor fish 21.8 23.0 23.3 23.3 19.9 16 15-20  
Outdoor fish 19.8 21.8 21.8 18.4 17.1 20 15-20  
Dogs 7.6 7.6 8.6 8.9 8.5 8.5 8.5 9
Cats 7.9 7.8 8.5 7.9 7.4 7.5 8 8
Rabbits 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.9
Domestic fowl 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5
Guinea Pigs 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4
Indoor birds 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5
Hamsters 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Lizards 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2

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