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Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2016

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Publication Date
11 August 2016
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2016
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A4 (210 x 297 mm)

What the internet is used for and types of purchases made, by adults (aged 16 or over).

Main points
  • The internet was used daily or almost daily by 82% of adults (41.8 million) in Great Britain in 2016, compared with 78% (39.3 million) in 2015 and 35% (16.2 million) in 2006.
  • In 2016, 70% of adults accessed the internet on the go using a mobile phone or smartphone, up from 66% in 2015 and nearly double the 2011 estimate of 36%.
  • New analysis on the use of smart TVs show 21% of adults used them to connect to the internet in 2016.
  • In 2016, 77% of adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008, but only up 1 percentage point from 2015.
  • Clothes or sports goods were purchased by 54% of adults, making them the most popular online purchase in 2016.
  • Speed of delivery was a problem encountered by 42% of the 16 to 24 year olds who had bought online compared with 15% of those aged 65 and over.
  • In 2016, 89% of households in Great Britain (23.7 million) had internet access, an increase from 86% in 2015 and 57% in 2006.
 


Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2015

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Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2015

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9781910535912
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Publication Date
7 August 2015
Edition
2015
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Extent
30 pages
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A4 (210 x 297 mm)

The internet continues to change the way people go about their lives, especially in areas such as shopping and communication. In 2015, over three quarters of adults in Great Britain used the internet every day, or almost every day (78%) and a similar proportion (74%) accessed the internet “on the go” (away from home or work).

The Internet Access Survey results are derived from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN). Estimates for 2015 in this release refer to data collected in the January, February and April 2015 modules of the OPN.

Main points
  • The internet was accessed every day, or almost every day, by 78% of adults (39.3 million) in Great Britain in 2015, compared with 35% (16.2 million) in 2006, when directly comparable records began.
  • Almost all adults aged 16 to 24 (96%) accessed the internet on the go, compared with only 29% of those aged 65 years and over.
  • Social networking was used by 61% of adults, and of those, 79% did so every day or almost every day.
  • In 2015, 76% of adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008. Clothes or sports goods were purchased by 55% of adults, making them the most popular online purchase.
  • In the last 3 months, 22% of adults purchased online once or twice, while 28% of adults purchased 11 or more times. Online purchases totalling 100 to 499 were made by 42% of adults who had bought online in the last 3 months.
  • In 2015, 86% of households in Great Britain (22.5 million) had internet access, up from 57% in 2006.
 


Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2014

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Internet Access - Households and Individuals, 2014

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9781909620933
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Publication Date
18 September 2014
Edition
2014
Format
Paperback
Extent
44 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Key Points
  • In 2014, 38 million adults (76%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day, 21 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records began.
  • Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, from 24% to 58%.
  • In 2014, 74% of all adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008. Clothes (49%) were the most popular online purchase in 2014.
  • Of all adults in Great Britain, 67% are aware of Internet storage space services, but the take up of these services to store data is much lower at 35%.
  • In Great Britain, 22 million households (84%) had Internet access in 2014, up from 57% in 2006.
  • Fixed broadband Internet connections were used by 91% of households.
 



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