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