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Monday, March 18, 2013

15% of UK Citizens Never Used Internet

The British Office for National Statistics revealed that almost all young adults in the United Kingdom used social media last year, while almost 50% of all adults followed suit.

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About 87% of 16 to 24 year-olds used social networking, along with 48% of British adults. In the meantime, 33 million adults went online every single day, which is over double the 2006 figure of 16 million when records began. 32% of all British adults used their mobile to access the Internet every single day.

32% of adults used the Internet to make phone or video calls last year, which also double a 2009 estimate of 16% and up 4 times from 2007’s estimate of 8%.

According to the report, British citizens are increasingly turning to the Internet for TV or the radio, and that what was earlier only available on the high street is currently overwhelming available on the Internet. Last year, almost 50% of every adult in the United Kingdom used Internet banking, and 2/3 of them shopped online.

The report says that the heaviest users are aged 25 to 44, and they are noticed to be engaged in everyday activities, including banking, reading news, shopping groceries, household goods and clothes. In the meantime, emerging activities like social networking has the 16 to 24 bracket at the top. In addition, the young adults are also most keen on using smartphones to access the Internet. However, 15% of all UK citizens have still never used the Internet.

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