• 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%).
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.