Internet Access - 2015

Internet Access -  2015

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.

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