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Release: Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q1 2014

Released: 14 May 2014 Next edition: 20 August 2014


Cecil Prescott

Business Outputs Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456767

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

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Labour Force Survey

  • 44.6 million adults (87%) in the UK had used the Internet in Q1 2014, an increase of 1.1 million since Q1 2013.

  • 6.4 million adults (13%) had never used the Internet, falling by 659,000 since Q1 2013.

  • Almost all (99%) 16 to 24 year olds had used the Internet, compared with 37% of adults aged 75 years and over.

  • Men (89%) were more likely to be Internet users than women (85%).

  • London had the highest proportion of Internet users (90%); Northern Ireland the lowest (79%).

Quarterly estimates of people who have ever or never used the Internet

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