About This Statistic
This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey among internet users regarding the creation of social networking profiles in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2010 and 2016, broken down by gender. Over the period in consideration, the share of female respondents, who reported creating a profile on any social media site increased from 56 to 78 percent. During the most recent survey period in 2016, it was revealed that 73 percent of male respondents set up a profile on social networking platforms, an increase of six percentage point in comparison to the previous year. In the demographic group of the 16 to 24 year olds, 91 percent had social network profile in 2015.