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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

Every year the PFMA commissions the well respected Pet Population report, which looks in detail at pet ownership trends. In 2016 it is estimated that 11m (40% of) households have pets.  The pet population stands at around 57 million.  NEW 2017 Data is available.

2015-2016 Rolling Total  Pet population (m) % households with ..…
Any pet 57 40%
Indoor fish 16 8%
Outdoor fish 20 5%
Dogs 8.5 24%
Cats 7.5 17%
Rabbits 0.8 2%
Domestic fowl 0.5 0%
Guinea Pigs 0.7 1%
Indoor birds 0.6 2%
Hamsters 0.4 1%
Lizards 0.3 1%
Snakes 0.3 1%
Tortoises / turtles 0.3 1%

Each year a representative sample of UK adults are interviewed, by TNS, in face-to-face interviews, regarding their pet ownership. Historically, a sample of over 2,000 people were interviewed each year, but in the last two years a sample of over 4,000 people have been interviewed. In order to further reduce statistical uncertainty, survey results are averaged over 2 years, giving an effective sample of over 8,000 people.  

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