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Release: Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2013

Released: 08 August 2013 Next edition: 07 August 2014

Contact

David Matthews

Business Outputs and Development Division

esociety@ons.gsi.gov.uk

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: Country

Survey name(s): Opinions and Lifestyle Survey

  • In 2013, 36 million adults (73%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day, 20 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records began.

  • Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2013, from 24% to 53%.

  • In 2013, 72% of all adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008.

  • In Great Britain, 21 million households (83%) had Internet access in 2013.

  • Broadband Internet connections using fibre optic or cable were used by 42% of households, up from 30% in 2012.

This release explores the use of the Internet by adults in Great Britain and draws attention to how households connected to the Internet in 2013. It provides useful information for those interested in what adults use the Internet for, the type of purchases made online and how homes in Great Britain connected to 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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