General Article Internet access

Topic Selected: Internet Book Volume: 371

Internet access in Great Britain, including how many people have the internet, how they access it and what they use it for.

By Cecil Prescott

Main points

  • 87% of all adults used the internet daily or almost every day in 2019.
  • In 2019, 61% of households without the internet did not feel that they needed the internet.
  • In 2019, for the first time, more than half of adults aged 65 years and over shopped online, at 54%.
  • The percentage of adults who make video or voice calls over the internet has more than trebled over the past decade, to 50% in 2019.
  • In 2019, 7% of adults suffered fraudulent debit or credit card use from using the internet in the last 12 months.

9 in 10 adults use the internet at least weekly

Of all adults, 87% used the internet daily in 2019, with an additional 4% of adults using it at least weekly but not daily. While there was only a 2 percentage point increase in daily

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