Internet use by adults aged 16 years and over. By age, sex, disability, geographical location and weekly earnings.


  • Internet users in the UK: 2017

    How internet use is correlated to various socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, disability and geographical location. The annual estimates are based on Quarter 1 of each survey year.


  • Internet users

    Recent internet users are adults who have used the internet within the last 3 months. Lapsed internet users are adults who used the internet more than 3 months ago. By age, sex, disability and region.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.