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Release: Internet Access Quarterly Update, 2012 Q1

Released: 16 May 2012 Next edition: 15 August 2012


David Matthews

Business Outputs and Development

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 2012 Q1, 8.12 million adults (16.1 per cent) had never used the Internet. This is about 1 per cent lower than 2011 Q4 and 7 per cent lower than 2011 Q1.

  • There were 42.16 million adults (83.7 per cent) who had ever used the Internet by the end of 2012 Q1.

  • Men (86.1 per cent) were more likely to be Internet users than women (81.3 per cent).

  • By region, the South East had the highest rate of Internet users (86.9 per cent); Northern Ireland was the lowest (75.1 per cent).

In this release

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

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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