nternet use is linked to various socio-economic and demographic indicators, such as age, location, marital status and education.
30.1 million Adults in the
(60 per cent) accessed the internet every day or almost every day. This is nearly double the estimate in 2006 of 16.5 million. UK
9.2 million The number of adults who had never accessed the internet in 2010 decreased to, from 10.2 million in 2009.
38.3 million Adults who were internet users (having accessed the internet in the three months prior to interview).
60 per cent Of those aged 65 and over had never accessed the internet.
1 per cent Of those aged 16 to 24 had never accessed the internet.
97 per cent Of adults educated to degree level had accessed the internet.
45 per cent Without any formal qualifications had done so.
31 million Adults who bought or ordered goods or services online within the last 12 months.
62 per cent Of all adults bought or ordered goods or services online within the last 12 months.
52 per cent Of internet shoppers bought clothes and sporting goods online, making them the most popular products.
17.4 million Adults watched television or listened to the radio over the internet, compared with 6.4 million in 2006.
43 per cent Of internet users posted messages to social networking sites or chat sites, blogs etc.
75 per cent Of 16 to 24-year-olds posted messages.
50 per cent Of 16 to 24-year-olds uploaded self created content.
31 per cent Of internet users aged 45 to 54 used the internet to post messages.
28 per cent Of internet users aged 45 to 54 uploaded content.
19.2 million Households with an internet connection in 2010.
73 per cent Of households with an internet connection in 2010.
83 per cent Of households in
with an internet connection in 2010, making it the region with the highest level of access. London
59 per cent Of households in the North East with an internet connection in 2010, making it the region with the lowest level of access.
39 per cent Of adults who, when asked why their household did not have an internet connection, gave the response that they didn’t need it, making it the most common reason.
21 per cent Of adults who said a lack of skills prevented them from having the internet, making it the second most common reason.
Source: ONS Opinions Survey
Published on 27 August 2010 at 9:30 am
Originally posted on Wednesday 2nd March 2011