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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

There are around 57 million pets in the UK.  The pet population varies between regions and below is the regional data based on research 2014-2016 - showing the percentage of the population with each pet type.  The pet population estimates were made over two years, with total sample of over 8000. 

  Indoor Fish Outdoor Fish Cats Dogs Rabbits Guinea Pigs Indoor Birds Hamsters Sample
North-East 11 4 12 31 4 1 2 1 512
North-West 9 4 16 28 2 1 2 1 1437
Yorks & Humb 9 5 19 27 3 2 2 1 1029
East Midland 8 7 18 28 3 2 1 1 889
West Midland 10 6 17 26 3 2 2 1 1127
East of England 7 5 20 19 2 1 1 1 1178
London 5 2 12 9 1 0 1 0 1538
South East 9 9 20 23 2 1 2 2 1700
South West 9 7 21 25 3 1 2 1 1013
Wales 12 4 20 31 2 2 2 3 606
Scotland 8 2 15 20 1 1 1 1 1099
Northern Ireland 9 1 14 44 1 0 2 1 390
UK 9 5 17 26 2 1 2 1 12518

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