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Thursday, 20th February 2014

UK: Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q4 2013

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Key Points:

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%).

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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