Business Outputs and Development Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456756
Frequency of release: Annually
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.
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