Table 4.3
Mobile phone ownership by sex and age 1999-00 to 2009-10
Persons aged 16+ Percentages
Sex and age 1999-001 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Base (2009-10) =100%2
All
16-19 26 62 81 80 92 94 96 98 97 98 97 256
20-29 39 66 83 89 91 94 94 97 98 98 98 662
30-39 35 59 73 78 85 88 93 95 98 98 99 801
40-49 32 50 65 69 80 83 87 91 92 96 95 820
50-59 24 35 55 61 70 76 80 83 88 90 93 786
60+ 6 13 22 31 39 42 50 53 58 60 70 1,276
All 26 44 59 64 72 75 79 82 84 85 89 4,601
Males
16-19 26 58 79 79 88 92 93 98 96 97 95 123
20-29 44 68 82 87 91 94 94 96 97 98 97 307
30-39 43 65 78 79 87 91 93 95 96 98 98 362
40-49 40 57 71 72 85 83 87 92 94 97 94 377
50-59 30 41 59 63 74 76 78 82 88 92 92 356
60+ 8 16 25 33 45 45 54 56 62 60 72 583
All Males 31 49 62 66 76 76 80 83 85 86 89 2,108
Females
16-19 26 67 82 82 95 95 98 98 99 98 98 133
20-29 35 65 84 91 90 94 95 97 98 98 98 355
30-39 28 54 69 78 82 86 93 96 99 98 99 439
40-49 25 44 60 66 76 83 87 89 91 95 95 443
50-59 18 30 52 60 67 77 81 84 88 88 93 430
60+ 4 11 20 29 35 40 47 50 55 59 68 693
All Females 21 41 56 63 68 74 78 81 83 85 89 2,493
Source: Continuous Household Survey
1 The question on mobile phones was first asked duriing 1999-00 CHS
2 Bases for earlier years are of a similar size