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Release: Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2012 Part 2

Released: 28 February 2013 Next edition: 08 August 2013


David Matthews

Business Outputs and Development Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456756

Categories: People and Places, People, Culture and Sport, Internet and ICT

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: GB

Survey name(s): Opinions and Lifestyle Survey

  • In 2012, 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day, more than double the 2006 figure of 16 million, when directly comparable records began.

  • Approximately 87% of adults aged between 16 and 24, used social networking sites in 2012, compared to 48% of all adults.

  • Telephone or video calls over the Internet were made by 32% of adults in 2012, double the 2009 estimate of 16%, and four times higher than the 2007 estimate of 8%.

  • Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2012, from 24% to 51%.

  • In 2012, 32% of adults accessed the Internet using a mobile phone every day.

The data tables on Internet Access show information about households with home access to the Internet and individuals' use of the Internet.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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