2018 research has highlighted an increase in the number of households owning a pet and the rise can be attributed to an incease in families owning pets. The number of households with children owning a dog has grown by 11% to 2.3 million, 230,000 more than last year.
HH with pets and children
|2017 HH (%)||2018 HH (%)||2017 HH (000s)||2018 HH (000s)|
|Birds (as pets)||2.2||1.3||190||110|