Beyond the Barriers: UK Internet Access Quarterly Update, 2013 Q4 (The Digital Divide)

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Key Facts

• 44.3 million adults (87%) in the UK had used the Internet in Q4 2013, an increase of 1.2 million since Q4 2012

• 6.7 million adults (13%) had never used the Internet, falling by 0.7 million since Q4 2012

• Almost all (99%) 16 to 24 year olds had used the Internet, compared with just over a third (36%) of adults aged over 75

• Men (89%) were more likely to be Internet users than women (85%)

• London had the highest proportion of Internet users (90%); Northern Ireland the lowest (79%).

Users and Non Users

44,251,000 people have ever used the Internet, of whom 7,856,000 fell within the Equality Act definition of disabled. Equality Act disabled refers to those who self-assess that they have a disability in line with the Equality Act definition of disability.

6,693,000 people had never used the Internet, of whom 3,561,000 fell within the Equality Act definition of disabled. A disproportionate number of people with disabilities have never used the Internet.

The full detailed data sets are here:

Age (Tables 1A and 1B)
Sex (Tables 1A and 1B)
Disability (Tables 1A and 1B)
Age and Sex (Tables 2A and 2B)
Ethnic Group (Tables 3A and 3B)
Regional Distribution (Tables 4A to 5B)
Earnings (Tables 6A and 6B)
Recent Internet Users (Tables 7A and 7B)
Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q4 2013 (Excel sheet 330Kb)

Released: 19 February 2014 (Latest).
Next edition: 14 May 2014.

All tables contain data for calendar quarters:

Q1 – January – March
Q2 – April – June
Q3 – July – September
Q4 – October – December.

Overview

User Engagement

Background Notes

Statistical Contacts

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