Home internet and social media usage
Use of the internet and social media and how long we use it for. These data include the number of people who have used the internet, those who use the internet frequently and those who have never used the internet. Most of these statistics are broken down by age and gender.
What's in the bulletin?
In 2017, 90% of households in Great Britain had internet access, an increase from 89% in 2016 and 57% in 2006.
In terms of access, 73% of adults accessed the internet “on the go” using a mobile phone or smartphone, more than double the 2011 rate of 36%.
In terms of purchases, 77% of adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008.
Datasets related to Home internet and social media usage
Frequency of internet use, internet activities, internet purchasing, internet storage services, internet use via mobile phone, laptop, tablet or other hand held device.
Estimates of adult Internet users and non-users in the UK, by age, sex, disability, region, gross weekly pay, ethnicity and when adults last used the Internet.
Data tables for the Internet Users publication
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