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Release: Internet Access Quarterly Update, 2012 Q3

Released: 14 November 2012 Next edition: 20 February 2013


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 2012, 7.63 million adults (15%) had never used the Internet. This is 2% lower than at Q2 2012 and 9% lower than at Q3 2011.

  • There were 42.79 million adults (85%) who had ever used the Internet at Q3 2012.  

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

  • By region, London had the highest rate of Internet users (88%); Northern Ireland the lowest (77%).      

In this release

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

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