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Release: Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q3 2013

Released: 13 November 2013 Next edition: 19 February 2014


David Matthews

Business Outputs and Developments Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456756

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

  • At Q3 2013, 43.8 million adults (86%) in the UK had used the Internet, an increase of 1.0 million since Q3 2012.

  • 7.0 million adults (14%) had never used the Internet, falling by 616,000 adults since Q3 2012.

  • Almost all (99%) 16 to 24 year olds had used the Internet, compared with a third (33%) of adults aged over 75.

  • Men (88%) were more likely to be Internet users than women (84%).

  • By region, London had the highest proportion of Internet users (90%); Northern Ireland the lowest (80%).

In this release

Quarterly estimates of people who have ever or never used 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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