Every year the PFMA commissions the well respected Pet Population report, which looks in detail at pet ownership trends. In 2018 it is estimated that 12m (45% of) households have pets.
|2017 - 2018 Rolling Total||Pet population (m)||% households with ..…|
|Any pet||51 (inc fish)||45|
|Tortoises and Turtles||0.3||0.8|
|Horses and Ponies||0.2||0.3|
|People keep insects||0.1||0.1|
|Frogs and Toads||0.1||0.04|
|People keep mice||0.05||0.03|
Each year a representative sample of UK adults are interviewed, by TNS, in face-to-face interviews, regarding their pet ownership. Over 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.