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Friday, 16th May 2014

UK: Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q1 2014

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Key Points:

44.6 million adults (87%) in the UK had used the Internet in Q1 2014, an increase of 1.1 million since Q1 2013.

6.4 million adults (13%) had never used the Internet, falling by 659,000 since Q1 2013.

Almost all (99%) 16 to 24 year olds had used the Internet, compared with 37% of adults aged 75 years and over.

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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