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Release: Internet Access Quarterly Update, 2012 Q4

Released: 20 February 2013 Next edition: 15 May 2013


David Matthews

Business Outputs and Development Division

Telephone: +44 01633 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 Q4 2012, 7.42 million adults (15%) had never used the Internet. This is 3% lower than Q3 2012 and 9% lower than Q4 2011.

  • There were 43.07 million adults (85%) who had ever used the Internet at Q4 2012.

  • Men (87%) were more likely to be Internet users than women (83%).

  • By region, London had the highest rate of Internet users (89%); Northern Ireland the lowest (79%).

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

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